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, Plumpton Estate The Dean Blush Sussex NV
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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.
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 11.5%
Price £21 John Lewis, Waitrose, Waitrose Wine Direct

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