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, Furleigh Estate Blanc de Blancs Dorset 2009
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Furleigh Estate, Blanc de Blancs, Dorset 2009
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 16.5 JH-S 17 SS 18.5
Impressive, ripe, full-flavoured style. Quite rich stone fruit character plus a flash of juniper bitterness – interesting and characterful. Still fresh with acid in great balance and with lovely length and drive.
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 12%
Price £25 Anglia Wine Merchants, Slurp

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