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Graham Beck, Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Brut, Western Cape, South Africa NV

Score

90
  • Drink: 2015-2016

Graham Beck, Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Brut, Western Cape, South Africa NV

The Graham Beck wines are classic in style and a good value, reliable alternative to Champagne. Here we have bready aromas allied to some New World fruitiness, and although the complexity of good Champagne is lacking, it’s a very well-made traditional method wine.

Taster: Susie Barrie MW

A good-value alternative to Champagne, made by a renowned sparkling wine producer. A Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend with 15–18 months’ bottle-ageing on lees, delivering yeasty, nutty, complex aromas and a creamy, rich palate with fine mousse. Freshness, lemony citrus fruit, crisp acidity and a lingering finish.

Taster: Christelle Guibert

Price: UK – £12.95-£13.99 Cape London, Exel, Waitrose. US – $12.45 – $13.98 EmpireWine.com, The Wine Club*

Drink 2015-2016

Alc 12%

*US stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com

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