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Gran Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada

8.989 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Cava, Catalunya, Spain
Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada
Top Notes For
Erik Nordman

I'm honestly really surprised this isn't more highly rated on here. IMO, this is possibly the best sub-$20 traditional method bottle of bubbles I've been able to find thus far. This kicks the SHIT out of most of the larger Champagne houses basic cuvées for a third of the cost. Bruised yellow apple, toasty brioche, crushed chalk, a bit of nutmeg, some pleasant oxidative nuttiness that comes off as toasted walnuts to me, pastry dough, and just a bit of lemon curd action as well. It's a Brut Nature so it's very dry with sizzling acidity, although I wouldn't describe it as austere, really. Fine bead of bubbles gives a nice, creamy texture. Honestly, like, it's almost ridiculous to get this level of quality in a $16.99 bottle of bubbles. Stock up if you can find it. Always happy when I pop a bottle of this stuff.

I'm honestly really surprised this isn't more highly rated on here. IMO, this is possibly the best sub-$20 traditional method bottle of bubbles I've been able to find thus far. This kicks the SHIT out of most of the larger Champagne houses basic cuvées for a third of the cost. Bruised yellow apple, toasty brioche, crushed chalk, a bit of nutmeg, some pleasant oxidative nuttiness that comes off as toasted walnuts to me, pastry dough, and just a bit of lemon curd action as well. It's a Brut Nature so it's very dry with sizzling acidity, although I wouldn't describe it as austere, really. Fine bead of bubbles gives a nice, creamy texture. Honestly, like, it's almost ridiculous to get this level of quality in a $16.99 bottle of bubbles. Stock up if you can find it. Always happy when I pop a bottle of this stuff.

6 people found it helpfulJul 9th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Vintage Brut Nature Cava! Uber dry and minerally w/some zippy citrus 🍋 rind notes. Great value.

Vintage Brut Nature Cava! Uber dry and minerally w/some zippy citrus 🍋 rind notes. Great value.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Clean, straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Crisp stone fruit aromas, apple, pear and fresh peach flavors. Medium body finishes dry with an edge of crispness and minerality. Nice value.

Clean, straw yellow, tiny bubbles. Crisp stone fruit aromas, apple, pear and fresh peach flavors. Medium body finishes dry with an edge of crispness and minerality. Nice value.

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Dry and chalky. Super dry.

Dry and chalky. Super dry.

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2016
Mirsad Pandzic

Pale yellow with green hue. Very nice aroma. Some flowers. Citrus. Apple. Brioche. Really fresh and great cava.

Pale yellow with green hue. Very nice aroma. Some flowers. Citrus. Apple. Brioche. Really fresh and great cava.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2016
Will Stanley

Very clean and well structured, an awesome Cava. Lemon nose and strong mineral taste.

Very clean and well structured, an awesome Cava. Lemon nose and strong mineral taste.

Aug 19th, 2015
Michael Khan

A chuggable beauty.

A chuggable beauty.

Jan 1st, 2017
Claudia Solis

Birthday dinner at BCN.

Birthday dinner at BCN.

Dec 29th, 2016
Christine Speidel

Good with duck liver pate. Has some sweetness. Toasty.

Good with duck liver pate. Has some sweetness. Toasty.

Dec 25th, 2016
Ashish Bhatia

A nice cava, not too sweet, just right

A nice cava, not too sweet, just right

Sep 26th, 2016