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, Bolney Wine Estate, Cuvée Rosé West Sussex 2009
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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.
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 12.5%
Price £24.99 Widely available through leading independent merchants

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