UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
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.
Price £21 John Lewis, Waitrose, Waitrose Wine Direct
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)