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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Aquila del Torre, Refosco, Friuli Colli Orientali 2009
From 20-year-old vines, following biodynamic principles, this is a good, sturdy red, unoaked yet with great warmth and cocoa-like sweetness on the nose. The tannins on the palate tuck in brambly fruit nicely. 17/20pts (90/100pts)
Price £16 Caves de Pierre
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%

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