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,
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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.
Drink 2013–2021
Alc 12%
Price £25 A Taste of Dorset, Slurp

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