|91+||View from the Cellar||The new release of Cava Cygnus Brut “Reserva” is again a slight variation of cépages from the other two new bottlings in the market, as this cuvée is comprised of thirty-five percent each of Parellada and Xarel-lo and thirty percent Macabeo, with some of the estate’s oldest vines used for this bottling. It is aged a shorter time on the lees- fifteen months in this case- and finished off with a dosage of eight grams per liter. The nose wafts from the glass in a vibrant mix of lime, tart orange, salty minerality, wild fennel, gentle smokiness and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and very nicely balanced, with a nice touch of dosage, elegant mousse and very good length and grip on the complex finish. This is really the perfect balance for most casual Cava drinkers, but will seem a tad sweet to those that are more inclined towards low dosage bubblies. Fine juice. 2017-2027.|
|90||Vinous Media||Light, bright yellow. Displays mineral-accented tangerine, pear and honeysuckle scents that show very good clarity and a candied ginger accent. Smooth, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering ripe citrus/orchard fruit flavors that slowly deepen and become spicier with air. Lingers nicely on a sharply delineated finish that leaves a subtle floral note behind. (Lot 18316; disgorged in October, 2018 after 18 months on its lees; 9 g/l residual sugar)
Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, April 25, 2019
|90||The Wine Advocate||The Non-Vintage Cygnus Brut Organic exhibits similar aromatics [a sophisticated nose of flowers, mineral, smoked nuts, and brioche] with greater depth and flavors on the palate.
In recent years One Plus One Equals Three has been a reliable producer of quality Cava. These new releases are all excellent with several offering very good value.
|89||The Wine Enthusiast||Apple and mild citrus aromas are touched up by vanilla but also green notes of lettuce leaf. A citric, acid-driven palate delivers flavors of briny orange and grapefruit, while this wine feels healthy on a long finish.