Expert's Choice: Friuli reds

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Duline, Viburnum Merlot 2004
Ripe, fresh, plummy, mint toffee – no signs of age showing on the nose. Medium bodied, with excitingly high acidity for a Merlot. Fine, smooth tannins, the fruit plush and a dry spice character and cool mineral quality beginning to show (do decant). Good length. 17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Price £19.50 Raeburn Wines
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%