2004 Tua Rita - Redigaffi 750ml

Italy - Tuscany/ Red / Merlot
2004 Tua Rita - Redigaffi
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($275) Saturated deep ruby. Intense aromas of blueberry, licorice, and espresso, complicated by stone and smoky black pepper nuances. Stylish and suave on entry, then elegant and powerful in the middle palate, offering complex pepper, mineral and mocha flavors. Very ripe, highly concentrated, creamy wine yet quite firm, and tannic on the finish. Production was down by about a thousand bottles because Frascolla was unhappy with the quality of three barriques and blended them into the '04 Giusto di Notri. Having tasted this juice directly from the suspect barrels, I can assure you the Giusto di Notri has nothing to complain about!

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 128

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Wine Advocate | 93

The inky-colored 2004 Redigaffi, 100% Merlot aged for 16 months in new oak, offers expressive, nuanced aromatics along with sensations of richly-textured blue and black jammy fruit, minerals, mint, chocolate, spices and sweet toasted oak on big, powerful frame with notable underlying structure and a warm, resonating finish. Although it has enough structure and acidity to drink well for another decade or so, I enjoy Redigaffi most in its youth.

Drink Dates: 2009-2016
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 169

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Wine Spectator | 98

Very complex yet subtle aromas of licorice, dark chocolate, violet and raspberry. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Harmonious and wonderful. Reminds me of the great 1997; even better. Merlot. 650 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 94
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/08/2012
Evolving nicely and better than I expected. Broad shouldered merlot with a solid backbone. Good balance and a medium finish. I wouldn't be surprised if this kept gaining in stature over the next few years. 50+9+8+18+8=93+
More Vintages and Sizes of Tua Rita - Redigaffi:

2012 (750ml)

About This Producer


Located in Suvereto, a small medieval Tuscan town on the south coast of Bolgheri, Tua Rita is best known for its 100% Merlot, Redigaffi, which earned a perfect 100-point score from Robert Parker in the 2000 vintage. However, all the bottlings from this 55-acre estate deserve attention.

Rita Tua and her husband Virgilio Bisti bought their property in 1984 and planted 45 acres of the clay and silt soil to Cabernet and Merlot. Stefano Chioccioli presides over winemaking and produces just 3,400 cases annually, making Tua Rita wines some of the most difficult finds in Italy.

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