Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée Brut 2007
Wine EnthusiastThe later disgorging of this wine made from 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay has given it a complexity of texture and flavor that's compelling, an older golden-apple and dried apricot sensibility that's intriguing on the nose and palate. Sizzling acidity makes for a crisp, dry wine, with lengthy finish.
Wine SpectatorRich and creamy, showing an appealing touch of age, with notes of brioche, candied ginger and lemon tart that linger on the long and yeasty finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2007 Sparkling Royal Cuvée Late Disgorged, which was created for King Juan Carlos in 1987, is a more flowery and perfumed, mineral-laced sparkling wine, which is always kept at least five years on its lees of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This good, high-quality sparkling wine is fresh, with tiny pinpoint bubbles and loads of aromatics. Drink it over the next several years.