Review: NV Graham Beck Brut

Review: NV Graham Beck Brut

Here’s a fun story: Graham Beck Brut “was affectionately dubbed the “President’s Choice” as it was served at both Nelson Mandela’s inauguration and to celebrate Barak Obama’s presidential nomination.” This nonvintage South African sparkler is made from chardonnay and pinot noir grown in the country’s Western Cape region and is produced using the classic méthode champenoise method.

It’s a bright and lively sparkling wine, brisk with citrus fruit and plenty of lemon peel notes. Hints of grapefruit interplay well with a slightly biscuity body, with a mildly yeasty character emerging on the finish. Never short of vibrant fruit and acidity, the wine offers solid value for a sparkler, fighting well above its weight class.

B+ / $20 / 

NV Graham Beck Brut




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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