2013 Miani Merlot Colli Orientali del Friuli Buri (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1296268 97 points Vinous

 Crème de cassis, graphite, smoke, new leather, spice and blackberry jam are some of the many notes that develop in the 2013 Merlot Buri. Rich, dark, and creamy on the palate, the 2013 exudes depth. Even so, the young 2013 is far less tannic and concentrated than in the past. Tasted next to the Filip, the Buri is darker and quite bit bigger. Even so, there is more finesse in the 2013 than I have seen in the past, when the Buri has been much more tannic and overtly powerful. (AG)  (3/2017)

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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