Nice review of Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005

From Champagne Poodle Ted via Twitter


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Tasting   Note: Graham Beck 2005 Brut Zero – May 2013, rated B+/A-

I was looking forward to finding a better bottle or two of Graham Beck,   some non exported bottles, and was happy to find this zero dosage (no   added sugar) wine in Johannesburg.

I’m not always a zero dosage fan, and think some wineries do it because   it is fashionable, but I like what they wrote on the bottle – how zero   dosage is “like walking a tightrope without a safety net: there is no   margin of error.” Yup, indeed.

The nose is very nice and delicate with lovely fresh apple. Slightly   creamy lemon.

Very dry on the palate as expected. Man I like this a lot. Reticent yet   lovely apple. A slight sparky spicy quality, toasty and little bit of   lemon.

A little stark, some may use the word “transparent,” and despite liking   it a lot, it’s not a wine for everyone. I can’t help but wonder if it   might be better with a very few grams of dosage?

Still, they set out to make a zero dosage and made a damn good one – I   respect that! I’ll be very glad to drink this again if I get the chance.


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