Friday, February 15, 2008

Twelve Under $12: Codorniu Clasico Brut Cava

I don't deserve to be married working late on Valentine's Day and opening a $12 bottle of bubbly, but the bubbly was good enough to win back her love.

Returning to familiar territory with the Codorniu Clasico Brut (NV), I was impressed once again by this cheap Cava - pale gold with a decent mousse and attractive notes of toasty bread, white flowers, pears, and earthy tropical fruit - a prelude to its crisp, creamy mouthfeel, and smokey-apple flavours. Yes, you can have "champagne-like" flavour every day - bravo!
cork. 11.5% alcohol
Score: 15.5/20
Price: C$12.35 (SAQ)


Sonadora said...

Fun series Joe! We're always looking for quaffable everyday wines at our house, most don't make the blog though...glad the wife forgave you for working late!

Joe said...

Hi Megan - thanks, I'm having fun with these wines. As you know, I haven't been forgiven - I just "owe her"...that's worse than not being forgiven...