Mamma mia! This brilliant release from Tua Rita is, quite simply, an enormous achievement. Redigaffi is the undisputed signature wine of Tua Rita, hailing from a small plot of meticulously selected Merlot which was first planted in 1994 and is aged in small oak barrels for 18 months This Redigaffi 2015 has remarkable perfume. It strikes the senses with a hedonistic array of spice liquorice and damson. There are layers of woodsmoke, floral hints, mocha, dark cherry and chocolate. Round, full and pure to the extreme, it is so opulent; it will need plenty of time to reach its apogee. And what a treat that promises to be.
Reviews & Scores
This is an extraordinary merlot with such purity and focus. Flowers such as violets and hints of orange peel. It is full-bodied yet incredibly energetic and structured. The finish goes on for minutes. Seamless texture. Fresh yet dense. Contrasty. Best Redigaffi ever. Hard not to drink now but a wine for decades.
100 Points, James Suckling
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