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Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The very slow and lazy mousse in the glass is surprising as the bubbles seem to diminish to mere pinpoints. The nose is super bright and crisp with elegant layers of hazelnut, toast, yeast, apricot and floral tones. In the mouth this has a very fine mousse, a touch gentle, but it allows the rich, mineral toned, apple, peach and light citron notes to shine. This finishes with excellent persistence and wonderful clarity to the mineral and citrus tones. Quite dry, and even more impressive on the finish for it. Rich, yet refined, and very impressive. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,734
4.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/21/2009

The very slow and lazy mousse in the glass is surprising as the bubbles seem to diminish to mere pinpoints. The nose is super bright and crisp with elegant layers of hazelnut, toast, yeast, apricot and floral tones. In the mouth this has a very fine mousse, a touch gentle, but it allows the rich, mineral toned, apple, peach and light citron notes to shine. This finishes with excellent persistence and wonderful clarity to the mineral and citrus tones. Quite dry, and even more impressive on the finish for it. Rich, yet refined, and very impressive. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,734
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/13/2012

Rather perfumed on the nose with hints of face powder and violets adding complexity to the apple, dried peach and light orange peel aromas. Very fine bubbles are gentle in the mouth, though this does show some rather obvious sweetness throwing it a touch out of balance. The fruit profile is unusual, offering up hints of blackberries along with the bright citrus and apple fruit. The blackberry notes become more obvious on the back end and through the moderately long finish. Clean, crisp and precise on the finale, this is a fairly large scaled cava. 89pts


Member Reviews for Freixenet Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
2.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/20/2011

Smells really nice, a bit of a herbal grassy note mixed with wild red berries and melon rind. Sweet tasting, with something almost artificial about it. Can sense the yeast, almost yogurty.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/07/2012

Lemon earthy citrusy aromas. Light refreshing with some unique earthiness to it.


Snooth User: Barcelonaguy
869311206
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 06/26/2011

I find this cava a bit generic with out any thing special to it...Freixenet gran cuvee does have hints of melon and lemon, but is not something I would run out to the store and buy.


Snooth User: buttercup1000
81385291
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 07/09/2011

Cava cava cava!!!!Love it cava! this is a nice entry into level cava and a good example of fruit, bubbles and balance.


Snooth User: alissaisthebest
81932151
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 04/12/2011

Three and a half glasses



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