Graham Beck

Brut Zero Chardonnay

9.121 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

8.9

Självaste definitionen av “bang for the buck”.

Självaste definitionen av “bang for the buck”.

Jun 14th, 2020
Jake Hajer

Old champagne style of fresh turned almonds. Green figs. Six years in lees! Almost oxidized but bracing freshness without the dosage

Old champagne style of fresh turned almonds. Green figs. Six years in lees! Almost oxidized but bracing freshness without the dosage

Nov 11th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

2006-vintage. 11.5% alc.
100% Chardonnay.
Being a devoted bubblehead and usually enjoying bone dry styles this comes across a bit to "steely" and thin to merit much attention.

2006-vintage. 11.5% alc.
100% Chardonnay.
Being a devoted bubblehead and usually enjoying bone dry styles this comes across a bit to "steely" and thin to merit much attention.

Jul 19th, 2015
Gustavo Sotelo

Delicious! Nice aromas of brioche.

Delicious! Nice aromas of brioche.

Dec 19th, 2014
Clayton R Strong

Value! $30 for this is great!

Value! $30 for this is great!

Aug 23rd, 2020
Ed Hodson

Sommelier Starling Diner, Editor Champagnifique.com

Notes for the 2005, tasted 7/2015: 87% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Noir, zero dosage. Despite having no added sugar, at this point in its development this Cap Classique shows rich bruised Red Delicious apple, strawberry croissant, cream and caramel, lashed together with a lime pith throughline and a long finish. Refreshing and crisp, with sufficiently high acidity, structure and fruit to carry it forward for a few more years. Fine mousse. Stunning achievement at its price point. I wish I'd bought three cases instead of just three bottles.

Notes for the 2005, tasted 7/2015: 87% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Noir, zero dosage. Despite having no added sugar, at this point in its development this Cap Classique shows rich bruised Red Delicious apple, strawberry croissant, cream and caramel, lashed together with a lime pith throughline and a long finish. Refreshing and crisp, with sufficiently high acidity, structure and fruit to carry it forward for a few more years. Fine mousse. Stunning achievement at its price point. I wish I'd bought three cases instead of just three bottles.

Jul 9th, 2015
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (90/100) #capwine2018

16.5/20 (90/100) #capwine2018

Sep 15th, 2018
Simon N

Excellent bubbles, impressive technique to make it without adding sugar.

Excellent bubbles, impressive technique to make it without adding sugar.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Marianne McGarry Wolf

❤️❤️lovely sparkling wine cap classique

❤️❤️lovely sparkling wine cap classique

Feb 15th, 2014
Mary Orlin

Mary had this a month ago

Mary had this a month ago

Sep 1st, 2020