Tua Rita Redigaffi 2011

$349.99
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$199.99

SKU 25118

750ml

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Deep purple in color, Redigaffi offers luscious layers of blueberry jam, ripe plum and blackberry, followed by voluptuous notes of dark chocolate, licorice, black pepper, vanilla and incense. Full-bodied and lush on the palate with polished tannins and an extra-long finish, Redigaffi is one of Italy's greatest Merlots. A true masterpiece. This wine pairs beautifully with dark-fruit chutney sauces, kalamata olive tapenade, Châteaubriand, and grilled pepper-crusted sirloins.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Tua Rita
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • js99

James SucklingI love the aromas of violets with licorice and subtle brown sugar. This is a full-bodied merlot with fabulous tannins and a wonderful finish. It shows reserve and balance with a striking complexity of orange peel, light berries and chocolate. Pure magic. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Redigraffis ever. Better in 2016.

  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Redigaffi (one of Italy's iconic Merlots) is a little shy at first and needs a few extra minutes to warm in the glass. Once it does, it bursts open with sweet fruit, blackberry, dark leather and Oriental spice. The wine is beautifully balanced and enormously expressive. It hits the high notes and the low ones with tip-top precision. I loved the purity of the sweet tobacco and crushed white pepper you get on the seductively long finish. It's a baby now, and needs more aging time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

Monica Larner
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorInitially marked by new oak, this intense, tannic red takes time to reveal the cherry, plum floral and spice flavors. Vibrant and long, finishing with mouthcoating fruit and tannins. This is saturated with fruit, and worth the wait. Merlot. 830 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2014
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastOne of Italy's truly great 100% Merlots, this wine opens with aromas of plum, black currants and exotic spices. The opulent, smooth palate delivers blackberry, white pepper and a note of creamy milk chocolate alongside firm, velvety tannins. Soft and round, it's delicious now, but it will also develop for a decade or more. Drink 2016-2026.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2014