Carles Andreu Cava Brut
Bought this Cava for $9.99/bottle on WTSO.com. Typically we use Cava as fodder for Kir, but this one was quite nice by itself. The nose had lots of fruit and fresh bread. The palate was super dry and clean with good fruit and a nice minerality on the finish. This was most definitely one of the more complex Cava that I have ever tasted.
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