Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Rosé, disgorged March 2015, has a lifted apricot blossom and citrus peel-scented bouquet, perhaps a little more phenolic than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly waxy texture, nicely balanced with white peach and strawberry notes, a touch of dried orange peel, fanning out gently towards an appealing, easy-drinking finish that lingers in the mouth. (NM)
Very pale orange-copper color. Bright, fresh raspberry and cherry aromas, along with a light leesy nuance. Tastes sweeter than the brut, with strong red berry flavors dominating. A bit weightier and broader but not better. Sweeter and softer on the finish too. (ST)
Peach, white cherry and bergamot notes mingle here, backed by a hint of watermelon rind on the lightly coarse finish. (JM, Web—2014)
A blend of 59%, Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay, in the prettiest shade of pale pink, Graham Beck's Brut Rose is crisp and refreshing, with fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors and a creamy mousse. Chalky mineral undertones add structure and sophistication to this South African methode traditionelle sparkling wine. If you are looking for something a little different to make a special occasion really pop without stretching the dollar too far, look no further than this delightful gem. It has been selected to be served at many important international diplomatic occasions, including President Obama's inauguration in 2008 and Nelson Mandela's in 1994.