Graham Beck

Méthode Cap Classique Brut Champagne Blend

8.978 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Pinot Noir, 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, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Shun Kikuchi

abv12%

abv12%

Dec 28th, 2019
Shun Kikuchi

Valued Champagne style

Valued Champagne style

Aug 13th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

A glass at the bar at Rattray’s in Mala Mala...Sabi Sands.

This Becks is the best by the glass sparkling I’ve had since being in South Africa.

A nice mix of reductive & oxidative styles. The nose shows slightly bruised red apple, pear, lemon, overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime, touch of creamed ginger, soft volcanic minerals, understated chalkiness. Withering yellow lilies and waning spring flowers.

The body is full and rich. The acidity quite high. Pronounced minerality on palate and penetrating spice, baguette crust. Slightly bruised red apple, pear, lemon, overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime, touch of creamed ginger, soft volcanic minerals, understated chalkiness. Withering yellow lilies and waning spring flowers.

Photos of; the African Sunset on our afternoon/twilight safari, Sofia after just landing in Skukuza, our first Giraffe sighting dining on his favorite food...tree and our roughing it accommodations in the bush.

A glass at the bar at Rattray’s in Mala Mala...Sabi Sands.

This Becks is the best by the glass sparkling I’ve had since being in South Africa.

A nice mix of reductive & oxidative styles. The nose shows slightly bruised red apple, pear, lemon, overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime, touch of creamed ginger, soft volcanic minerals, understated chalkiness. Withering yellow lilies and waning spring flowers.

The body is full and rich. The acidity quite high. Pronounced minerality on palate and penetrating spice, baguette crust. Slightly bruised red apple, pear, lemon, overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime, touch of creamed ginger, soft volcanic minerals, understated chalkiness. Withering yellow lilies and waning spring flowers.

Photos of; the African Sunset on our afternoon/twilight safari, Sofia after just landing in Skukuza, our first Giraffe sighting dining on his favorite food...tree and our roughing it accommodations in the bush.

Apr 27th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, red apple, blossom, brioche, biscuit; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of green apricot, lemon pith, yellow plum, biscuit, floral and fruity, medium finish; good, not very intense

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, red apple, blossom, brioche, biscuit; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors of green apricot, lemon pith, yellow plum, biscuit, floral and fruity, medium finish; good, not very intense

Oct 11th, 2018
Meg Herring

Best MCC I’ve had #pghwinefestival

Best MCC I’ve had #pghwinefestival

May 11th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Graham Beck entering its third generation as a family winery, established in 1983 when entrepreneur Graham Beck purchased Madeba farm outside the Western Cape town of Robertson. A blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir, aromas of tropical fruits and biscuit notes, vivid crisp acidity on medium finish ending with yeasty notes. Nice value.

Graham Beck entering its third generation as a family winery, established in 1983 when entrepreneur Graham Beck purchased Madeba farm outside the Western Cape town of Robertson. A blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir, aromas of tropical fruits and biscuit notes, vivid crisp acidity on medium finish ending with yeasty notes. Nice value.

Dec 13th, 2017
Anna Vocaturo

Slightly sweet, crowd pleaser

Slightly sweet, crowd pleaser

Aug 10th, 2017
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

9.0

Consistently good.

Consistently good.

Apr 29th, 2016
Brendan Baker

My first South African sparkling wine and I’m pretty impressed. Citrus, green apple and baguette, med + acidity - very nice profile. Loses a couple points because the carbonation fades quickly and there’s not much depth

My first South African sparkling wine and I’m pretty impressed. Citrus, green apple and baguette, med + acidity - very nice profile. Loses a couple points because the carbonation fades quickly and there’s not much depth

Sep 5th, 2019
Andrew Ward

Really great! Well balanced, good acidity, some minerality. Ripe fruit.

Really great! Well balanced, good acidity, some minerality. Ripe fruit.

May 27th, 2019