Miani Colli Orientali del Friuli Filip Merlot 2004
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: Italy Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grapes Varieties: Merlot
Alcohol: 11.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WA=98 The 2004 Merlots, both tasted from magnum, represent the first vintage in which Pontoni bottled his wines from the villages of Rosazzo and Buttrio separately. The 2004 Merlot Buri, from vineyards in Buttrio, is even better. The Buri is a firm, powerful and massively structured wine bursting with dark fruit, licorice, graphite, leather and melted road tar in a sepia-toned expression that recalls a great Serralunga Barolo. The long, powerful finish lasts an eternity. Significant patience is required, but readers lucky enough to own this bottle are in for a thrilling drinking experience that will satisfy the intellectual and hedonistic senses to the maximum. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.