Expert's Choice: Friuli reds

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I Clivi, Merlot, Friuli Colli Orientali 2003
A mature wine, all forest fruit and forest floor on the nose. The palate is an interplay of lights and darks, high notes and low bass notes. Tannins have real presence, and combined with the mature, complex flavour profile, there is much of interest in this wine. 18/20pts (93/100pts)
Price £17.50 Lea & Sandeman
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13.5%