Cavas Hill 1887 Brut Cava

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Price: $13.20
Made in: Penedès, Spain
By: Cavas J Hill Sl

This Spanish bubbly starts off with some yeast nose, but is quickly balanced by the strong fruits and hints of sourness. Eventually, the yeast disappears and only the apples and grape juice is left. The taste is also on the apple-side of things. Not too sweet, with some light sourness and a well-blended mild dry finish. This is quite a nice Sparkling for the less expensive pricing and should be a pleaser for all when many bottles have to be poured at a house party. Would definitely buy again.

Rating: 3.8/5

Totus Tuus Cava Brut Reserva

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Price: $15.95
Made in: Madrid, Spain
By: Bodegas Matilde

This Spanish bubbly is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 18% Xarello, 18% Macabeo, 18% Parellada and 6% Pinot Noir. Mild yeast aromas well-blended dry, sweet and sour grapes. Start on the sweet-side flavour but goes quickly into a nice dryness and the finish is slightly sharp (Pinot ?), making this one interesting. Small amount of yeast lingering giving some hints of nuts. Pretty good for the price with a nice finish.

Rating: 3.7/5

Muga Conde De Haro Brut


LCBO#: 168559
Price: $19.95
Made in: Spain
By: Bodegas Muga S.A.

Big creamy white head that has better retention than most sparkling. Apple scent at first pour, but soft yeast eventually makes it way out. Same for the taste, with a little citrus sourness in the background. Sweetness balances everything in the aromas and flavours. Mild yeast lingers in the aftertaste. Notes of raisins and alcohol appears in the nose, as it warms up. Nothing offensive and pretty decent for those who like apples.

Rating: 3.8/5