UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
Henners, Vintage Brut, East Sussex 2009
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 17.5 JH-S 18 SS 18
Yeasty, toasty, full-on autolytic nose with ripe, superbly expressive fruit, herbs and aniseed. The palate is excellent and full, with a leesy texture, fine balance and toasty notes on the finish. Classic, stylish.
Price £27 Borough Wines, Boutinot, Hailsham Cellars, Red & White Wines, Sparkling English Wine, Wine Pantry
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)