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Freixenet 'Cordon Negro' Gran Seleccion Cava, Spain
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -88591
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WineScores' Review

Classic, value, fresh.
This famous black bottle is home to a sparkling wine made in the traditional method of Cava's classic trio of grapes (Macabeo, Parallada and Xarel-lo), this fresh Cava goes through a second fermentation in bottle and is aged between 12-18 months. It is considered brut with 9g/L dosage.
Notes of candied melon and vanilla, citrus and yellow apples sit atop vague yeast and nutty aromas. It's a fizzy approachable wine with a creamy wight, balanced freshness and ripe fruit flavours.
Straightforward but enjoyable and affordable.


 
Recommended Pairings
Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Creamy Dishes, Appetizers, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-11-10 17:07:12.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -264879

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -19533

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -139717

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -94946

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -132498

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178806

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -852129

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -237974

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -189908

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -659037

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Spier 'Signature Collection' Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch South Africa
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -594804

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550087

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -94912

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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91 Points

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90 Points

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91 Points

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -217166

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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95 Points

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