UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results

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There may have been no Outstanding scores, but our judges were impressed at the consistently high quality, particularly from Chardonnay and from the 2009 and 2010 vintages in our panel tasting as featured in the Decanter May 2013 issue. See all the highly recommended and recommeded UK sparkling wines here...
UK Sparkling, sparkling wine, Sharpham Vineyard Sparkling Reserve Devon NV
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Sharpham Vineyard, Sparkling Reserve, Devon NV
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 17.5 JH-S 17 SS 16.5
Bursting with ripe fruit, from apple to some tropical hints. The palate is full with ripe fruit, ripe acidity and a balanced finish. Very expressive and bold. Instant and appealing, and has toasty complexity too.
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 12%
Price £29.95 Peter Osbourne Fine Wines

Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)