El Cep Kila Cava Brut 2015
The colour is of pale lemon with green tints. On the nose, lemon-lime, apple, pear, melon, with a touch of yeast and scrambled egg. The robust palate reflects the same nose with toastiness and nuttiness. The oak and the yeasty finish conditions this sparkling's richness and acidity so it is still fresh and balanced. Very powerful, tight and detailed bubbles for the class. Don't chill it too cold. Alcohol is at 11.5%.
A sophisticated Cava that expresses the varietal characteristics of the indigenous varieties such as 40% Xarello, 30% Macabeo and 30% Paralleda from Penedèsq, this vintage 2015 is 'Very Good' as defined by Wines from Spain. It is as good, if not even better than the 2011 and 2012 vintages, the key vintage purchases by Watson's Wine for vintage cavas.
Consistently scoring at the 88-point level for example points from Alison Napjus, JD and from Wine Spectator, who writes:
'A minerally version, with subtle flavors of melon, apple blossom, lemon curd and light toast riding the refined mousse. Firm finish. Drink now through 2019. 4,000 cases made.'