The 250-case cuvee of 100% Merlot, the 1999 Redigaffi has an astonishing 36 grams per liter of dry extract, which exceeds most top Pomerols in a great vintage! Unfined and unfiltered, it is as close to perfection as a wine can get. The color is a deep saturated blue/purple. The powerful, pure nose offers smoke, licorice, black cherry, and blackberries. It boasts awesome concentration, a fabulously dense, viscous mid-section, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This is riveting juice. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.
Drink Dates: 2001 - 2015
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
A knockout. Gorgeous aromas of raspberries, blackberries and violets. Full-bodied, with very polished velvety tannins and a long, long, fruity finish with hints of vanilla. Merlot. Best from 2004 through 2012. 240 cases made. — JS