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NV Cristalino Cava Brut
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NV Cristalino Cava Brut

Producer: Cristalino
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: Spain
Region: Other Spain

Expert Reviews

87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - February 2010

($10) Light, bright gold with a slow, fine bead. Pungent aromas of dried flowers, smoky herbs, orange peel and apple. Very complex for the price, offering round orchard and pit fruit flavors and bracingly bitter citrus pith. Finishes on a gently sweet note, with repeating notes of flowers and orange. This can be had for as little as $7 in some markets, which must make it the best sparkling wine value around.

84 Points | Wine Spectator

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Best value sparkling
11/24/2008
by Roberts13303772
Simply outstanding for the price. Try some today.
Excellent wedding reception sparkler
10/27/2007
by tokay10781188
We served this at our October 2007 wedding, and darn! just happened to have several bottles left! It seems I bought too many - wonder how that happened? ;-) Its unusual dark red color and delicious crisp taste paired well with our chocolate wedding cake and really stood out from the traditional champagne toast.
Just GREAT!
11/23/2005
by Wine11792704
Very smooth nice Brut. Like this better than many that are many times the price!
Fabulous
07/01/2005
by CaptainNemo
I gave this bubbly 5 stars because of the price. That is not to discount the refreshing, clean taste. An excellent buy for the money and is our house champagne (sparkling wine). Yes - there is more expensive with more complexity, but you would be tough pressed to beat this one.
Great value in bubbly
05/17/2011
by Wine13634722
Just served as a toast at our wedding. Excellent value.
Great bubbly for the buck!
12/18/2010
by HECK12721864
I'm a champagne nut and prefer it to most any other libation...have had all the high end brands, but for general weekend, open a bottle just for me, this is a great bargain. Also nice for a party if you are serving lots of partygoers!!
Nice bubbly
10/04/2009
by Shatzer12600943
No vintage - I'm not a big fan of sparklers, but this was definitely above average. White peach and citrus flavor with a lemon finish.
Best value for a mimosa!
08/08/2008
by Warren11414953
You can't miss having this on hand for a mimosa or several! I wouldn't recommend for drinking straight out of the bottle... unless well into a wedding reception or other reception... then it is yet another best buy.
Value for money
06/12/2008
by Pilipczuk12753134
I've been drinking this since reading about it in the Wall Street Journal a few years back. I get a lemon, zesty taste with some vanilla. I think it's a terrific value for the money and have tested it out with a number of friends who also think so. Would I serve it to the Queen? Probably not, but then she doesn't visit all that often.
A dream come true....for the price.
09/01/2007
by Jim12459111
This sparkler is downright awesome for the price! Not great, but not bad either. If you drink bubbles as much as I do, you've got to cut corners somewhere. I am happy to call this our house sparkler and we enjoy it at least 5 nights a week, but save the great stuff for Saturday and Sunday.
Sparking White
02/27/2007
by Felker12161465
Great for the price!!
i always have some in the fridge
04/24/2006
by chard11984325
first read about this years ago in a nyt review of a blind taste test with 4 experts and a wide range of bottles - cristalino was top rated! well worth the $8-9, very drinkable, bubbly but not too bubbly, simple flavor goes with most any type of food.
Great Value!!
12/23/2005
by Rickey2005
This sparkling wine is awesome for the price. Crisp and fruity with a good finish. Makes me want to drink it everyday!
A very wonderful bottle
09/10/2004
by james
I was introduced to Cristalino by my girlfriends parents two years ago in Connecticut. This bottle is of very great quality and could easily compare it to a 30-40 dollar bottle. Very excellent non-french champagne. Good with bre and grapes.
nice everyday sparkler
08/15/2004
by Morrison11055876
This cava is a nice everyday wine that lends a festive feel any time. I like it with dishes like scampi or sushi. It is a refreshing quaff after a steamy North Carolina summer afternoon!
A great aperitif!
07/14/2004
by Elizabeth Morse
This is great inexpensive cava--a great drink before a meal--it opens the pallette and gets you ready for good food. I have begun to keep a bottle chilled so that I have something to look forward to when I get home from work!
Great sparkler for a daily drinker
10/21/2010
by Rochetti13939663
This is a perfect everyday brut champagne. No need to wait for a spacial occasion as it has a nice flavor, nice bubbles, and a nice price.
03/08/2008
by Eble11944426
like a very dry champagne - big bang for the buck
Good Value
04/06/2005
by Kosher
At this price you can not go wrong with this Cava. keep it as a house wine for light dishes and for sipping on a hot afternoon.
Where is the sparkle?
01/25/2014
by Tocai528707
Is it because I bought the 375 ml bottle that this stuff has no bubbles, no sparkle? Bought 3 bottles; opened the first, no "pop" and tasted flat. Opened the second, same thing. Maybe just a bad batch, or is some sparkling wine not so sparkling?
weasel urine
04/24/2008
by gozenya12399433
still can't get the taste out
blech
12/09/2007
by Fisher12572547
cava should only be used to wash the car and I would not use this one on a car with a new paint job.
Horrid
07/20/2007
by squeakbox
I find this to be just awful, yet it gets consistent great reviews for being a good value sparkler. For a couple bucks more, I really like Lorikeet (Australian)
Tanzer was Bribed
06/25/2006
by muscat10061326
Low end sparkler, best when mixed with a fruit desert wine such as rasberry or cranberry. On it's own it's simply a poor sparkling substistute fit only for something at work. Yuck!
you get what you pay for
12/29/2004
by Barrows11336019
nice color, no nose, good sparkle, but absolutely no taste

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