UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
Bolney Wine Estate, Cuvée Rosé, West Sussex 2009
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 16 JH-S 17 SS 19
Luscious red fruits and round, rich characters dominate. There is a pithiness to the fruit flavour that keeps the wine lively and interesting. Acid is there, but it’s ripe acidity and very well balanced. Great wine.
Price £24.99 Widely available through leading independent merchants
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)