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, Hush Heath Estate Balfour Brut Rosé Kent 2009
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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.
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 12%
Price £35.99 Bibendum, Waitrose, Waitrose Wine Direct

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