Freixenet Semi-Seco Carta Nevada
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
86 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 29, 2004
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.
86 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 1, 2009
As semi-dry Cavas go, it’s hard to lodge a complaint against this one. The bouquet is of powdered sugar and white fruits, and the palate is sturdy and shows sweet mango and papaya flavors. Finishes clean and dry, with a spot of spice.
85 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2002
The nose is clean, much like rainwater. The flavors, meanwhile, are anything but neutral. There’s plenty of banana and sugar. If you can handle a strong hint of residual sugar, this one will work, because it does have a nice balance and feel to it.
85 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2006
Some early pickle and sauerkraut aromas were worrisome until they completely disappeared. Left in their wake are flavors of apple juice and peaches, while the mouthfeel registers as solid and full. A little funky and definitely not for everyone, given the wine’s overt sweetness and oddities.
83 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2005
Butterscotch aromas are backed by a candied palate full of pear syrup. The mouthfeel is soft, and the finish everlasting due to residual sugar. Probably too sweet for most but not badly made.
81 pts.Wine Spectator: November 30, 1998
Round and fruity, with exuberant sparkler offers noticeably sweet, canned fruit flavors of peach and pear. Just enough acidity to maintain a fresh, easy-drinking balance. Drink now.