2009 tua rita, redigaffi, toscana
Why We're Buying
Redigaffi is the most investment-worthy wine in the Tua Rita portfolio. The 100% merlot has accumulated 100-point ratings for wine critics like Robert Parker and James Suckling. With production limited to 3,400 cases per year, don’t balk at an opportunity to invest in Redigaffi.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Redigaffi bursts onto the palate with an exciting melange of blackberries, grilled herbs, flowers, mint, rosemary and spices. It is a powerful, juicy Merlot loaded with fruit, but there is also more than enough structure to provide support. Dark notes of tar, incense and smoke add complexity on the finish. Generally I prefer Redigaffi between ages 5 and 15. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Very oaky, with clove, vanilla, cedar and sandalwood overlaying black cherry and raspberry flavors. There's a bit too much oak now, and this adds to the tannins, but there's intensity too. Needs time. Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2023. 710 cases made.