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, South Ridge Cuvee Merret Rose
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South Ridge, Cuveé Merret Rosé, Sussex 2009
Decanter average score:
16.75pts/20 (89/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: 16 17 17.5
Fragrant, fruit-driven nose. Juicy strawberry fruit: ripe and very pleasurable.
Delicate structure but concentrated fruit and lots of primary charm.
Alc 12.5%
Drink 2013–2016
Price £20.99 Laithwaite's Wine

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