Llopart Leopardi Cava Brut Gran Reserva 2011 Spanish Sparkling White Wine 750 mL

$34.99

for previous vintage Rated 89 points, Wine Advocate April 2012

“The 2006 Brut Gran Reserva is a blend of classic Cava varieties grown on calcareous, fossil-rich soils with hand riddling and disgorging. It has a precise nose with subtle dried apricot and white peach scents that blossom in the glass. The palate is where it is all happening: a crisp, apricot and lemon curd tinged entry leads to a flavour-rich middle and finish that is full of lively apricot and peach notes and a cheeky hint of toffee apple on the aftertaste. This is a simple but lovely Cava to savour. Drink now-2016+” Neal Martin

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Wine Advocate 91 points – The 2011 Leopardi Gran Reserva Brut Nature is a blend of 40% each Xarello and Macabeo and 10% each Parellada and Chardonnay matured in contact with the lees in bottle for at least 48 months. This flagship Leopardi was also the same vintage I tasted last time. The bottle I tasted had been disgorged in December 2017, extremely late. 2011 is surprising me with some wines showing much more freshness than I expected, and this is one of them. Other than that, the extended time in contact with the lees has provided more intense smoky and leesy aromas, reminiscent of bread dough, and there’s also something salty, almost marine. This is very pleasant for current drinking, and it’s evolving nicely in bottle. 30,000 bottles..April/2018

Jeb Dunnuck 92 points – The 2011 Leopardi Brut Nature Gran Reserva is another brilliant Cava. Apple blossom, spice, and a saline-like minerality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, vibrant, elegant, beautiful sparkler. A blend of 40% Xarello, 40% Macabeo, 10% Parellada, and 10% Chardonnay, drink this classy effort over the coming 4-5 years..March/2018

After each harvest we carry out a special coupage for this “Vintage cava. Four monovarietal wines are selected for their outstanding quality and potential for further development. Strictly limited production of 35.000 bottles annually. A brilliant light golden color. Fine bubbles, forming a nice rosary. Complex bouquet, with elegant spicy notes. Balanced taste. Dry and soft with prolonged aging tones. Known as an exceptional cava in the most important wine guides and by the most prestigious tasters.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
Custom Label 0