Graham Beck

Méthode Cap Classique Brut Champagne Blend

8.975 ratings
8.87 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

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
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
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
Adam Gäfvert

Välgjord och balanserad. Troligtvis mycket mer prisvärt än de flesta cava.

Välgjord och balanserad. Troligtvis mycket mer prisvärt än de flesta cava.

Feb 6th, 2019
Arden Barnett

Slightly biased towards South African wines, but this is pretty hard to beat for $20. South Africa and Argentina are still my two value plays

Slightly biased towards South African wines, but this is pretty hard to beat for $20. South Africa and Argentina are still my two value plays

Apr 26th, 2018
Colleen Estes

Delish! Rose all day

Delish! Rose all day

Apr 20th, 2018