• WS: 77

    Wine Spectator Score

    77

    Close
  • SN: 86

    Snooth Editorial Score

    86

    Close
  • W&S: 88

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    88

    Close
  • WE: 87

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    87

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava NV

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a light, very modern Cava, much appreciated for its refreshing style and created from a special blend of the three traditional, indigenous Penedes white varieties. It is pale yellow with bright hints of green and a fine, persistent, and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. The fine, delicate aromas combine tones of green apple and pear with light resonances of peach, melon, and pineapple over a base of citrus, which are all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
2.81 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Freixenet - Cava:
Freixenet is one of the most renowned and largest cava houses in Spain, similar in quality, size and importance to France's Moet & Chandon. Since 1861, Freixenet's cavas have been made in the classic méthode champenoise tradition, a difficult and lengthy process, but worth the effort to produce those beautiful tiny bubbles. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/freixenet

Editorial Reviews for Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.00 5
12/21/2009

This gains a lot of overt fruitiness on the nose from the extra sugar in it's dosage. In the mouth it has rich apple, apricot and sweet citrus tones and a gently spicy finish that is carried along by the noticeable sweetness. It's not really that sweet, just noticeable and a little sticky on the finish. If you're looking for a round, easy to drink sparkling wine this just might fit the bill. 86pts.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.50 5
12/13/2012

Mineral and earth driven on the nose with linden flower, honey and candied lime aromas. Fairly light on the palate in a fresh, crisp style that showcases earthy flavors with hints of yeast, mushroom, apple and lemon pith. A fairly dry style with decent length and a nice dry snap on the finish. 86pts


Member Reviews for Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

Add your review
Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
08/08/2007

Light golden in color with lots of medium sized bubbles. The nose is a musty mess with honey, apple and light nut aromas. On the palate it has a fine sparkle and is completely dry. Flavors of honey, green apple, with an lightly creamy texture. The finish is short with green apple lingering for a bit. 3/5 [NR]


Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
3.50 5
02/22/2010

Extra Dry is a bit of a misnomer here. Its a decent sparkler, with lots of fruit on the nose, and a round richness. The sugar, while not over powering is clear, and the finish slightly sweet. Nice, and not cloying. Very approachable


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
11/24/2008

Excellent QPR on this nutty, frothy, and citrusy sparkler. Not a harsh, unpleasant note to be found. Definitely a bargain.


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
4.50 5
07/09/2011

Very peachy smell. Sparkly. Very nice and complex flavors. Incredibly drinkable.


Snooth User: gabriellaopaz
40433237
3.00 5
01/20/2008

White gold in color with medium sized semi-active bubbles. On the nose, I'm primarily hit by pear, bread and raw almond notes. This is a delicate but present flavor. In the mouth, the wine fully coats my tongue, with light flavors of mineral, pear and a touch of bread notes that linger right near the end. Well integrated, good structure, yet not the star of the party.


Snooth User: Lila Salem
114355736
4.00 5
08/04/2013

Yum


Snooth User: Quiles
8803098
1.50 5
02/21/2012

Pouco frutado no nariz (menos que o esperado). Adstringente. Não muito fácil de tomar sozinho, talvez com alguma fruta critica junto fique melhor.


1 2

External Reviews for Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

External Review
09/15/2009

The sweet and waxy aromas are similar to what you might get from an aromatized candle. The palate is sugary and soda-like, with flavors of sweetened lime and apple wedges. And the finish seems a bit like 7-Up. Best for those who like a sweeter bubbly.


External Review
01/04/2012

Neutral yet clean, with pineapple and lemon-lime on both the nose and palate. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Itrsquo;s exactly as it has been for years, bubbly, a touch sweet and satisfying.


External Review
01/04/2012

Therersquo;s nothing not to like about this affordable Spanish bubbly. The nose is a little candied and shy, but itrsquo;s pleasant overall. The palate foams a bit more than a stately Cava might, but the flavors of pear, apple and grapefruit are honest. Fresh yet soft, simple and easygoing.


External Review
11/06/2012

Fresh on the nose for an extra dry, with lime and apple aromas. Only the slightest bit cloying, with balancing acidity helping out sweet green melon flavors. Finishes nice and normal.


External Review
01/04/2012

Clean flavors of apple lend this rounds Cava a simple goodness. Itrsquo;s dry, even as the finish hints at a caramel richness, a flavor and feel that would work with seared scallops.


External Review
01/09/2013

This is your quintessential simple quaff among brut cavas. Itandrsquo;s clean, lime-tinged and soda-like on the nose, with a correct, no-issues palate that pushes zesty apple along with sweet papaya, mango and banana flavors. Itandrsquo;s slightly sweet and tropical, but still it holds onto its crisp qualities and dryness. No complaints for the money.


External Review
01/04/2012

Cava Champion. Distinct apple aroma sets this sparkler apart, as well as the slightly fuller flavors of vanilla and lemon cream on the palate. This winersquo;s hint of sweetness rounds it out and gives it substance. Constant string of beads is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. Refreshing. Great buy.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  10


All Prices

Shipping to:

Tasting Notes:

Perhaps the poster child for Cava’s success in the international marketplace, Cordón Negro is clean and crisp, with just a bit of residual sugar in the middle and finish. Cava’s typical citrus notes prevail, but the sugar adds a more tropical hint to the wine, and there is a sweet apple candy note as well.

This is a light, very modern Cava, much appreciated for its refreshing style and created from a special blend of the three traditional, indigenous Penedes white varieties. It is pale yellow with bright hints of green and a fine, persistent, and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. The fine, delicate aromas combine tones of green apple and pear with light resonances of peach, melon, and pineapple over a base of citrus, which are all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

2528040 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 23 grams per liter Total Acidity: .37 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Macabeo Top Lists







Snooth Media Network