|92||Wine & Spirits Magazine||A selection of organically farmed parellada, xarel-lo and macabeo from four estate parcels in Penedès, this delivers the creamy richness of those classical Cava varieties bottle-aged on the lees, upping the ante with refreshing pink grapefruit flavors. Those flavors volatilize into citrus scents that last, deliciously savory.
Joshua Greene - August 2021 (Best Buy)
|90||Vinous Media||Pale yellow. A lively, sharply focused nose features fresh citrus and orchard fruit and floral qualities, along with a zesty mineral nuance. Chewy, tightly focused lemon, quince and honeysuckle flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and a spicy touch of ginger. Finishes dry and precise, with a repeating floral note and very good persistence. Lot #19234, disgorged in
September 2019. 2021- 2024
Josh Raynolds - March 2021
|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.
|89||View from the Cellar||The brand new arrival of Cygnus’ organic Brut non-vintage Cava has a slightly different cépages from the Brut Nature, as the blend for this bottling is thirty-five percent each of Xarel-lo and Parellada and thirty percent Macabeo. This wine is from the base year of 2018 and was aged fifteen to twenty months prior to its disgorgement in August 2020, with a finishing dosage of eight grams per liter. The wine delivers a refined bouquet of lemon, tart pear, a touch of lemongrass, fleur de sel, chalky soil tones and a wisp of white flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and shows lovely mineral drive, with a good core, fine focus, pinpoint bubbles and good length and grip on the complex finish. This is a very nice bottle of Brut, but the current release of Brut Nature is a touch more precise on the backend to my palate. 2021-2035+.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021