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...
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UK Sparkling, sparkling wine, Plumpton Estate The Dean Sussex NV
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Plumpton Estate, The Dean, Sussex NV

Plumpton Estate, The Dean, Sussex NV
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 17 JH-S 18 SS 17.5
Fresh fruit on the nose, clean and inviting with all sorts of deep plum flavours and concentrated apple fruit. Very nicely poised palate with lots of complex and concentrated fruit qualities. Bright acidity shines out but is well balanced. Deserves maturation.
Drink 2013–2018
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)