Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2014
By Christian Eedes, 3 September 2019
The Cuvée Clive is the top-of-the-range bottling from Méthode Cap Classique specialists Graham Beck made with Chardonnay from mostly Robertson and Darling, the base juice undergoing 100% barrel fermentation. The newly available 2014 has a complex nose, the first impression being a hint of reduction before opening up to reveal blossom, green apple, lemon, orange, fresh white bread and a little spice. The palate is particularly rich and flavourful with bright acidity and a creamy mousse, the finish having a slightly saline quality. Price: R780 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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