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, Laithwaites Theale Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Berkshire 200
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Laithwaites, Theale Vineyard, Blanc de Blancs, Berkshire 2007
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 18.5 JH-S 17.5 SS 15.5
Excellent, classic complexity – lots of developed, toasty richness on the nose and freshly baked cooking apple fruit. The maturity renders this almost honeyed, with a very attractive drinking style that will please the crowds as well as the
cognoscenti.
Drink 2013–2022
Alc 12%
Price £22.99 Laithwaite’s Wine

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

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