Tua Rita Redigaffi 2017

Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
JS 97
WA 96
DE 95
14.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 337577

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750ml
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97 points James Suckling: "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. (11/26/19)"

96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "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. Drink: 2020-2040. (Aug 2019)"

95 points Decanter: "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. Drinking Window: 2020-2032. (Mar 2019)"
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97 points James Suckling: "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. (11/26/19)"

96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "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. Drink: 2020-2040. (Aug 2019)"

95 points Decanter: "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. Drinking Window: 2020-2032. (Mar 2019)"
Product SKU 337577
Producer Tua Rita
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Merlot
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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