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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Petrussa, Merlot, Friuli Colli Orientali 2009
In every sense this is a rich wine. Gleaming and glossy, silky on the eye and on the tongue. On the nose, expensive dark chocolate, fresh mint and dried spices, clove and cinammon. The palate is intense and full bodied, the finish is long. 17/20pts (90/100pts)
Price £30 Champagnes & Châteaux
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%