2005 Tua Rita - Redigaffi 750ml

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2005 Tua Rita - Redigaffi
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International Wine Cellar | 93

Dark red with purple highlights. Very pure, highly complex aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet, espresso and dark chocolate, with the telltale licorice component of this wine. Rich yet lithe on the palate, with juicy black and red fruit flavors complicated by black truffle and minerals. Extremely long, silky-smooth finish features seamless tannins. (Winebow, Inc., Hohokus, NJ)

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue Online Only

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2005 Redigaffi (Merlot) is the most finessed, elegant Redigaffi I can recall. This is a Redigaffi that emphasizes clarity and precision over sheer power. Suggestions of new leather, spices, plums, currants, minerals, blueberry jam and toasted oak emerge from this medium-bodied effort. Although the 2005 might not have the structure of previous vintages, the tannins are beautifully balanced and the wine offers terrific overall harmony.

Drink Dates: 2010-2022
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 177

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Wine Spectator | 95

Beautiful aromas of blackberry, dried currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Focused, refined aftertaste of blackberry, brown sugar and spices. Merlot. 680 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 96
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/20/2012
Drink Dates:
Outstanding. Got much better the longer it was open (~3.5 hours). Beefy, bold and full of fruit. Cannot believe it is a Merlot!
Score: 97
Author: Rockland Jason
Tasted On: 11/27/2010
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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