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El Petit Celler

  • Restaurants
  • Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. El Petit Celler
    © Maria DiasEl Petit Celler
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

What does a Château Lafite Rothschild taste like? Many wine lovers have asked us how a €2,000 bottle of wine goes down. If your budget allows, you can find the answer in the shop / wine bar that is El Petit Celler.

What makes this spot one of a kind are its 250 stratospheric wines from all over the world. We cannot responsibly say that most of the wines come at an affordable price, but there are at least some cheaper options that taste just as good to the untrained palate. A glass of mint-leaf burgundy goes for €97. But the fact that you can get a glass without having to buy the entire bottle is thanks to the Coravin dispenser they've got, which allows the wine to be extracted without opening the bottle. And for an affable €3 you can still try excellent wines such as Vinyes Velles 2014 Ferrer Bobet.

The manager of the establishment, sommelier Sebastián Lozano, has been collecting valuable bottles for about 20 years. He could sell them online for good money if he wanted, or leave them in the safe to speculate. But instead he has decided to let them go a bit at a time, sharing them with customers by the glasss. The real question when you go here is this: Do you notice the difference between a wine priced at €50 and one going for €500? As it usually goes in the world of drinking, if you’re not a professional taster, the difference is marked by supply and demand, not the palate.

Details

Address:
Beethoven, 8
Sant Gervasi
Barcelona
08021
Transport:
La Bonanova (FGC)
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm; Sat 10am-2pm; Sun closed
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