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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Perusini, Refosco, Colli Orientali 2008
Powerful, brooding, dark. Aromas conjure images of a cigar smoke-filled library, old leather armchairs and fresh cherries. The tannins are big and firm, the fruit rich, yet the mouthfeel is not dense. The acidity refreshes, the finish is long and bitter. 18/20pts (93/100pts)
Price £22 Robert Rolls
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%