2017 Tua Rita Redigaffi
Merlot - 750ML
2017 Tua Rita Redigaffi
  • JS 97
  • WA 96
  • DC 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

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$239.94

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Reg: $289.94

$239.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This is a glorious young merlot with flowers, blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered and creamy with ripe and firm tannins. Wonderful depth and length. Better in 2022 and...   This is a glorious young merlot with flowers, blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered and creamy with ripe and firm tannins. Wonderful depth and length. Better in 2022 and onwards, but already a glorious young red to try.  
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
The 2017 Redigaffi has a few surprises up its sleeve, the most unexpected of which are those floral aromas of rose and lavender that lift so gently from the bouquet. These are absolutely counterintuitive given the heat...   The 2017 Redigaffi has a few surprises up its sleeve, the most unexpected of which are those floral aromas of rose and lavender that lift so gently from the bouquet. These are absolutely counterintuitive given the heat and power of this vintage. This Redigaffi is a delicate wine in terms of its aromatic display despite the density and extract that is delivered to the palate. It carries a touch of bitterness or tannic dryness on the close to go along with its 15.5% alcohol content. The mouthfeel is tight, focused and sharp. This is a really beautiful and interesting Merlot that skirts around the hot vintage, yet it ultimately leaves you with marked determination and bold fruit flavors.- ML  
DC 95
Decanter, March 2019
In 2017 they lost 15% of production. They decided to increase the level of toasting in the barrels but reduce the time spent in oak from 20 to 16 months in order to balance the slight greenness in the tannins - and they...   In 2017 they lost 15% of production. They decided to increase the level of toasting in the barrels but reduce the time spent in oak from 20 to 16 months in order to balance the slight greenness in the tannins - and they have successfully achieved their aim. It's another lovely Redigaffi, but one that reflects the 2017 vintage with beautiful transparency. Dark liquorice notes on the nose are restrained but concentrated. Black berries add to a smooth, round and concentrated mid-palate. The tannins are fine, giving a dry finish with just a little touch of green herbs. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/tua-rita-redigaffi-toscana-tuscany-italy-2017-31504#3Xov062QWTp5L3E9.99  
VN 94
Vinous, January 2021
The 2017 Redigaffi (100% Merlot) is a classic Tua Rita wine. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2017 captures all of the natural exuberance that comes so easily in this southern part of the Tuscan coast. Inky dark fruit...   The 2017 Redigaffi (100% Merlot) is a classic Tua Rita wine. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2017 captures all of the natural exuberance that comes so easily in this southern part of the Tuscan coast. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather and spice abound. Although the 2017 is quite potent, it is also not as extracted or opulent as it can be. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so. -- Antonio Galloni  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, December 2020
This is powerful, from the vanilla- and coconut-scented oak to the concentrated blackberry, black currant and fruitcake flavors to the muscular tannins that support it all. Notes of Mediterranean scrub and tobacco peek...   This is powerful, from the vanilla- and coconut-scented oak to the concentrated blackberry, black currant and fruitcake flavors to the muscular tannins that support it all. Notes of Mediterranean scrub and tobacco peek through on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. — B.S.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML