2008 Raventós i Blanc "L'Hereu Reserva" Brut Cava Penedes
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The latest releases include the 2008 LíHereu. It offers up an expressive minerality along with notions of brioche, spring flowers, and white fruits. Mouth-filling and elegant, it delivers excellent value for the money.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light gold. High-pitched and precise on the nose and in the mouth, offering lively citrus zest, pear, floral and herbal qualities. Dry and silky in texture, showing very good depth and energy. Closes clean and nervy, with noteworthy cut and floral-driven persistence.
Produced from nearly 100% estate, biodynamically grown Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-Lo, this just may be the classiest, best made brut Cava currently on the market. From their variety of calcareous clay terroirs, to the careful harvesting and proximity of their gravity flow winery, both the quality of raw material and oenological know-how are abundant at this terrific estate. There is a very tiny dosage, less than 6g/l, and the overall impression here is of a very mineral, clearly delineated, chiseled sparkling wine that is truly first rate. When you taste this wine, you will see why some of Spain's best michelin three stars such as El Bulli and Arzak continue to feature this terrific Cava.