VINOUS March 2021

Mar 01, 2021

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Casa L’Angel Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"Brilliant ruby. Ripe, spice-tinged cherry and dark berries on the nose and palate. Plush, broad and gently sweet, showing good depth and a hint of black pepper that adds spicy lift."
89 points

Las Colinas Del Ebro Garnatxa Blanca 2018
"Light, bright yellow. Musky, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits and white flowers on the nose; a gingery element builds as the wine opens up.”
90 points

Las Colinas Del Ebro Garnatxa Negra/Syrah 2018
" Shimmering ruby. Lively aromas of red and dark berries and spicy white pepper, with a floral nuance in the background. Black raspberry and cherry flavors reveal a…"
90 points

Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2019
"Dark ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit and spice qualities on the nose and palate, along with a hint of licorice."

Porta Regia Monastrell Old Vines 2018
“Opaque ruby. Dark berry and licorice aromas show good clarity and pick up a peppery quality with air.”
89 points

Porta Regia Monastrell 5 Months 2019
"Shimmering ruby. Primary black fruit and cherry scents pick up hints of licorice and smoked meat with air.”
90 points

Porta Regia Monastrell 5 Months 2018
"Saturated ruby. Assertive aromas of fresh red and dark berries are complemented by suggestions of violet, vanilla and white pepper. Focused and energetic on the palate, offering…”
90 points

Porta Regia Monastrell 12 Months 2018
" Dark ruby. Spice-accented dark berries, mocha and pungent flowers on the deeply perfumed nose.”
92 points

Porta Regia Monastrell 12 Months 2017
"Deep violet. Highly perfumed aromas of spice-accented red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and spicecake, with a subtle vanilla quality in the background.”
91 points

Cava Biutiful Brut Nature N/V
"Translucent yellow-gold. Lemon zest, quinine and ginger on the incisive, mineral-accented nose. Sharply focused and dry, showing firm cut to Meyer lemon and green apple flavors, which deepen slowly on the back half.”
90 points

Cava Biutiful Brut N/V
"Brilliant yellow. White peach, pear and a hint of tangerine on the perfumed nose. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors that tighten up on the back half.”
89 points

Cava Biutiful Brut Rose N/V
"Pale orange. A lively, sharply focused nose delivers fresh red berry, blood orange and floral qualities and a subtle mineral overtone.”
90 points

Bovale Rosé 2020
"Limpid orange-pink. Spice-accented red currant and orange zest aromas and flavors show good clarity and a subtle herbal overtone.”
88 points

Bovale 2019
"Deep, brilliant ruby. Smoke-tinged cherry-vanilla and dark berry scents pick up a floral topnote with air.”
90 points

Cava Maria Casanovas Brut De Brut Reserva N/V
"Pale yellow. Incisive aromas of fresh citrus zest, green apple, white flowers and dusty minerals, along with a hint of succulent herbs.”
90 points

Cava 1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Reserva N/V
"Pale yellow. A lively, sharply focused nose features fresh citrus and orchard fruit and floral qualities, along with a zesty mineral nuance.”
90 points

"Bright yellow-gold. Fresh pit fruits, orange and a hint of smokiness on the nose and in the mouth. Chewy and focused, showing good depth…”
89 points

Cava 1+1=3 Cygnus Brut Nature Reserva N/V
"Limpid yellow-gold. Aromas of yellow apple, orange zest, peach and buttered toast are complemented by chalky mineral and floral nuances.”
91 points

"Limpid pink. Fresh red fruits, orange zest and a hint of spiciness on the nose. Taut and focused in the mouth, offering strawberry and red currant flavors that show good clarity and back-end cut.”
89 points