UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
Plumpton Estate, The Dean Blush, Sussex NV
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 17.5 JH-S 17 SS 16.5
Very ambitious, lifted and complex nose with good concentration – very serious indeed. The fresh acidity gives the wine length and carries the flavours to the finish. Every bit a match for pink Champagne with a dry, savoury finish.
Price £21 John Lewis, Waitrose, Waitrose Wine Direct
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)