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November 2019

GRIS 2017 – Score 92
This has been glossed up with some woody spices and leads to a rich palate that supports ripe-fruit and oak influences well. Spiced pears and peaches on the finish. Drink now.

PICOL 2017 – Score 92
Some quite rich tropical-fruit aromas with grapefruit and lemon citrus played into a mix of herbal notes. The palate has a concentrated, juicy feel with plenty of textural layers. Drink now.

LIS 2016 – Score 92
A floral nose with a fresh, perfumed delivery of tropical fruit like lychees and papaya. The palate follows in that vein with a fresh run of orchard and tropical fruit in crisp, mid-weight mode. A blend of pinot grigio, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Drink now.

CONFINI 2016 – Score 90
The florals here are super fresh with an attractive lychee and rose edge. The palate has a spear of acid with rounder, phenolic layers at the edge. A blend of pinot grigio, traminer and riesling. Drink now.

 

November 2018

2015 La Vila friulano – Score 92
Still fresh for a 2015, this has some smoky complexity, as well as some nice peach and lime-compote character. Powerful and fresh on the palate with some drive at the long finish. Drink now.

2016 Picol Sauvignon– Score 90
There’s quite a lot of green paprika on the nose, as well as some pretty lemons and spices. The palate shows good richness with brith and a texture finish. Drink now.

November 2017

2015 Gris Pinot Grigio – Score 93
Riper style of pinot grigio with sliced cooked apple and peach character. Some spice. Full body, layered and intense. Flavorful finish. Nice subtle phenolic texture giving it form. Drink now.

2015 Picol Sauvignon – Score 92
Dried apples and lime undertones with crushed stones and a chalk character. Full-bodied, layered and fruity. Drink now.

2015 Lis – Score 92
Lots of pineapple and apple character. Some cooked pear. Hints of pie crust. Full body, round texture yet fresh and vibrant. Drink now.

2016 Sauvignon – Score 90
A fresh and clean white with sliced apple, lime peel and hints of mineral. Some fennel. Medium to full body, mineral and dried fruit. Crisp finish. Drink now.

November 2016

2013 Confini – Score 95
Wery powerful aromas of ripe lemons, peaches and apples follow through to a full body, bright fruit and a clove, dried-lemon and white-pineapple character. Intense spiciness makes this amazing. Pinot grigio, traminer and riesling. Drink now.

2013 Lis – Score 94
Fascinating aromas and flavors of sliced apples, peaches and light walnuts. Hints of toffee, too. Full and layered with so much fruit and intensity. A great wine. Pinot grigio, chardonnay and sauvignon blank. Drink now.

2014 Jurosa Chardonnay – Score 93
Aromas of dried apricots and apples follow to a full body with layers of fruit and tangy acidity. Hints of lifted oak. Ginger in the midst, too. Beautiful. Drink now.

201o Lis Neris – Score 90
This is a wine with a dusty texture and tangy acidity. Plenty of berry fruit. Some wood tannins, too. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a medium finish. Drink now.

October 2015

2013 Gris Pinot Grigio – Score 93
A rich and subtle pinot grigio with mineral, pear and lemon/lime aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet bright and dry. Melon aftertaste. Drink now.

2013 Jurosa Chardonnay – Score 93
A beautiful chardonnay with lemon curd, light vanilla and cooked apple aromas and flavors. Full body, lots of delicious ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Yet rich and flavorful. Drink or hold.

2013 Picol Sauvignon Blanc – Score 92
A white with sliced pear, apricot and lemon and aromas and flavors. Full body, bright acidity and intense flavors. Delicious finish. Shows it all.

2013 La Vila Friulano – Score 91
A fresh and tangy white with peach and light mineral aromas and flavors. Medium body. Lots of fruit. Drink now.

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