Review: NV Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad Cava (2020)
Ever feel like you’re paying for a bottle rather than what’s inside? At no time will that be more likely than when you crack open a bottle of Segura Viudas Reserva, one of the most striking bottles of cava on the market.
We last encountered the pewter-clad sparkler in 2016, and though this is still a nonvintage offering we thought it was time to take a fresh look at this ultra-fresh wine.
In 2020, Segura Viudas’s Reserva presents itself as a light-bodied and lightly fizzy offering with notes of lemon and melon swirled together up top. Increasingly creamy as it develops in the glass, it takes on a classic apple/pear note, though here it’s a bit more sour than I remembered. That throws the balance of the wine off a little, but not enough to make it unlovable.
B+ / $22 / seguraviudasusa.com