UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
Hush Heath Estate, Balfour Brut Rosé, Kent 2009
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 15.5 JH-S 17.5 SS 18.5
Plums and custard on the nose, and a real mouthful of spiced Victoria plum fruit flavour. Fruit and acid still shines through, and wine leaves a very solid impression on the palate with its long finish.
Price £35.99 Bibendum, Waitrose, Waitrose Wine Direct
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)