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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
15 Aug 2012
 

I was sent these samples but did not find them very thrilling, I'm afraid. Which is why I am publishing this tasting article so discreetlyl.

  • Collavini Blancfumat Sauvignon 2011 Collio

    Firmly scented and obviously green and Sauvignon but with a bit more body than anything from the Loire and drier than anything from outside Europe. Lightly vibrant.  Mildly smoky. Attractive, substantial wine.  12.5%
    Drink 2012- 2014
    16
  • Collavini, Ribolla Gialla 2011 Colli Orientali del Friuli

    Broad aroma and very winning. Relatively low acid. Massively fruity start and a chalky finish.  Well made, well balanced. Just falls off a bit on the finish. 12.5%
    Drink 2012- 2013
    15.5
  • Collavini Broy 2010 Collio

    Smells quite long on Sauvignon and is pretty substantial. Some oak influence? Good balance and competent without being thrilling.  Just  tad sour. 13%
    Drink 2011- 2013
    15.5
  • Collavini dal Pic Merlot 2006 Collio

    Absolutely ridiculously heavy bottle. Light and dusty without  strong core of fruit. Sees a bit over the hill to me. 13.5%
    Drink 2009- 2012
    15.5
  • Collavini Forrésco 2005 Colli Orientali del Friuli

    Ridiculously heavy bottle. Much more substance on the palate than the Merlot 2006. Not hot and with layers. Good balance. Tar and black fruits. Mld and mellow but with some vitality. é 14%
    Drink 2010- 2014
    16