Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lis Neris La Vila Friuli Isonzo DOC Friulano, 2011

Friulano, a white wine from the extreme northeastern part of Italy (near Croatia), is usually best consumed at 3 to 5 years of age. Even though it was substantially older than that use-by date, I bought this highly rated wine (90 points from Wine Advocate) at auction as an inexpensive introduction to Friulano. A $40 wine when first on the market, this well aged bottle had no other bidders at $10. And I am quite happy with my purchase.

Medium deep yellow. Still bright and lively, no sign of advancing age. Beautiful bouquet of red peaches, flowers and vanilla with a touch of grapefruit on the palate. Rich in the mouth with significant intensity and complex finish. This may have been better a few years ago, but it certainly has plenty to offer right now. This particular wine and the appellation is now on my radar.

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