Been spoilt with good fizz over the last few months and this Graham Beck is up there with the best I’ve tasted especially for the price. From the first sip I was sold with its lemony, yeasty, nutty and creamy taste leaving a lot of Champagne at twice the price floundering in its wake.
A Blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, spending 15 months or so on Lees this stunning sparkler was apparently served at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration and again served up for Barack Obama’s presidential win. My bottle was served up in my kitchen before our evening meal, not quite as grand but it did feel like a special occasion with its impressive looking bottle and it’s equally impressive taste.
In the glass it was a very darkish golden colour with a lively mousse and pronounced aromas of yeast and nuts with some lemony fruit along with a creamy and long finish. A touch of sweetness added to its appeal and overall it was very Champagney in flavour.
Everyone who tried it loved it and I can’t praise it highly enough and would recommend it without hesitation even at the full price of around £13.50, I paid £9.99 at Waitrose (which is a steal).
Don’t take my word for it, go out and buy some , you won’t be disappointed, I’m heading back for more.
My rating 8.5/10 Corks
Waitrose £13.50 (bought on offer for £9.99)
**Tempted to give this my first 9/10 Corks, the wait goes on but only just !!!