UK Sparkling: May 2013 panel tasting results
Furleigh Estate, Classic Cuvée, Dorset 2009
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: RH 18 JH-S 16 SS 17
Very Pinot on the nose with excellent ripe fruit on the palate. Lovely, pure apple fruit and lots going on. Good chewy texture and a long finish. Lacks the classic elegance of Champagne, but is still a very good example of UK sparkling wine.
Price £25 A Taste of Dorset, Slurp
Judging panel: Richard Hemming (RH), Justin Howard-Sneyd MW (JH-S) Stephen Skelton MW (SS)