UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
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.
Price £29.95 Peter Osbourne Fine Wines
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)