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2011 Tua Rita Toscana RedigaffiMerlot from Italy

$199.97

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  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"I love the aromas of violets with liquorice and subtle brown sugar. This is a full-bodied merlot with fabulous tannins and a wonderful finish. It shows reserve and balance, with striking complex flavours of orange peel, light berries and chocolate. Pure magic. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Redigaffis ever. Better in 2016."

96 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2011 Redigaffi (one of Italy’s iconic Merlots) is a little shy at first and needs a few extra minutes to warm in the glass. Once it does, it bursts open with sweet fruit, blackberry, dark leather and Oriental spice. The wine is beautifully balanced and enormously expressive. It hits the high notes and the low ones with tip-top precision. I loved the purity of the sweet tobacco and crushed white pepper you get on the seductively long finish. It’s a baby now, and needs more aging time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

Stefano Frascolla and Tua Rita have almost single-handedly put Suvereto on Italy’s winemaking map. His latest releases are nothing short of spectacular."

Product Detail

Item # 96831
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 14.8%
Varietal(s) Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather