Friday, November 20, 2009

2006 Graham Beck Western Cape Blend Brut Rosé 84 Points

This blend of 88% Pinot Noir and 12% Chardonnay was pressed together, shows a coppery, sunset hue, with notes of ripe strawberries, cherries, hints of toast brioche crust and yeasty element.
Very fine tiny bubbles, delicate with lovely freshness, not overly complex as in previous vintages, could this be the result of early degorgement, due to high sales demand? Nevertheless has some charm, will drink well until 2012