tua rita, redigaffi, toscana 2012
JAMES SUCKLING
98
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

2012 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.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

Compelling aromas of chili pepper, nuts, beeswax and dark fruits with dried strawberries. Hints of black olives and meat. Full body with extremely thick, silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is layered and so structured, with fabulous length and density. Savory. Chocolate powder at the end. This needs at least three or four years of bottle age. A triumph for the vintage. Pure merlot.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

One of Italy's most acclaimed Merlots, this concentrated wine opens with scents of black currants, cedar, sage and espresso. The firmly structured but polished palate delivers dried black cherry, black pepper, coffee and licorice alongside a backbone of velvety tannins. Drink 2017–2022.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The epic 2012 Redigaffi (100% Merlot) shows amazing depth and a great sense of inner energy and seductive charm. The wine is soft and yielding with ripe layers of cherry, blackberry and cassis that slowly morph into savory spice, leather and tobacco. This Merlot boldly promotes its all-Italian characteristics of Mediterranean shrub and wild sage that ground the wine in a sense of place. The warm vintage has shaped soft tannins and thick, penetrating extraction that moves slowly over the palate. Give this beautiful wine a few more years to find its footing and lose its baby fat.