Expert's Choice: Friuli reds

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The dramatic reds of Friuli are defined by terroir, says Emily O’Hare, who selects 18 of the best. Many are ‘masterful food wines’, which can be enjoyed young. See Emily's top picks here...
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Miani, Merlot-Refosco 2007
Hard to find; only 8,000 bottles are produced. A big wine, still tightly bound, intense and intricate. The aromas and flavours are broad and deep. Alcohol is high, but integrated. Decant for a good while and drink now if you must, but I’d wait at least two years. 18.5/20pts (95/100pts)
Price £75 Astrum
Drink 2013–2022
Alc 14.5%