1997 Tua Rita Redigaffi
Merlot - 750ML

  • WS 100
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

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WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Very dark ruby color. Rich and decadent with masses of blackberry and fresh black truffle aromas. Turns to tar and licorice. Full-bodied with big velvety tannins and a long long finish. Super-rich and long. Powerful and... Very dark ruby color. Rich and decadent with masses of blackberry and fresh black truffle aromas. Turns to tar and licorice. Full-bodied with big velvety tannins and a long long finish. Super-rich and long. Powerful and layered. Superb. Perfect. Even better than when originally tasted.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 200 cases made.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1999
The flagship wine of Tua Rita is their tiny (under 200 cases) production of 100% Merlot aged in French oak and bottled with no fining or filtration called Redigaffi. This wine has represented a classic example of Merlot's... The flagship wine of Tua Rita is their tiny (under 200 cases) production of 100% Merlot aged in French oak and bottled with no fining or filtration called Redigaffi. This wine has represented a classic example of Merlot's potential in this coastal section of Tuscany. The spectacular black/purple-colored 1997 Redigaffi boasts huge chocolatey blackberry smoky nose and flavors a full-bodied personality oozing with extract and ripe juicy fruit sensational length (45+ seconds) and brilliant purity and symmetry. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2012.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2000
Very dark ruby. Expansive vigorous nose combines lushly ripe plum and exotic notes of coconut cardamom and Oriental spices. Plush and dense with ripe plum flavor nicely fused with vanillin oak. Layered and sensual in... Very dark ruby. Expansive vigorous nose combines lushly ripe plum and exotic notes of coconut cardamom and Oriental spices. Plush and dense with ripe plum flavor nicely fused with vanillin oak. Layered and sensual in texture. Along with the '94 the best the house has yet made and one of the important wines of the coast. (Winebow Inc. New York NY)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 1997