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, Bluebell Hindleap Bdb
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Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Hindleap, Blanc de Blancs, East Sussex 2009
Decanter average score:
16.75pts/20 (89/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: 17 16.5 16.5
Yellow plum and a touch of marzipan on the nose, with a good dose of ripe apple and stone fruit. Weighty on the palate with good mouthfilling fruit.
Alc 12%
Drink 2013–2020
Price £20–£25 Amathus Drinks, Butlers Wine Cellar, Hailsham Cellars, South Downs Cellars

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

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