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INVESTMENT OFFER: TUA RITA REDIGAFFI 2012

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2012

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2012

£1,315 per 12 case

Key points

  • 98 points from James Suckling
  • Miniscule annual production 750 cases
  • Super Tuscans normally range from 12,000-20,000 cases
  • Redigaffi 2000 still holds the title of being one of only two Italian wines to have ever been awarded the perfect 100 points from Parker.

Comparable vintages:

  • 2006 @ £2,710
  • 2001 @ £3,181
  • 2000 @ £5,304
  • 1999 @ £3,118
  • 1997 @ £3,036

Tasting Notes

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2012

“Compelling aromas of chili pepper, nuts, beeswax and dark fruits with dried strawberries. Hints of black olives and meat. Full body with extremely thick, silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is layered and so structured, with fabulous length and density. Savory. Chocolate powder at the end. This needs at least three or four years of bottle age. A triumph for the vintage. Pure merlot.” James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, September 2014

“The 2012 Redigaffi jumps from the glass with explosive dark blue/blackish fruit. Rich, voluptuous and impeccably textured in the glass, the 2012 boasts massive depth and concentration, yet retains tons of freshness. Silky tannins round out a finish laced with melted road tar, herbs and leather. For such a big wine, the Redigaffi is remarkably complex and nuanced. The 2012 was aged in 100% new, thick-staved Darnajou barrels, which are seldom seen in Italy but widely used throughout Napa Valley and elsewhere. In some recent vintages I have slightly preferred the Syrah over the Redigaffi, but in 2012 the wines are both fabulous. Simply put, the 2012 Redigaffi is a stunner.”

 

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2014 

Background

This Tuscan estate of around 55 acres was acquired by owners Rita Tua and her husband, Virgilio Bisti in 1984. They set about planting a mixture of Cabernet and Merlot and in 1992 produced their very first vintage. It wasn’t too long after; that the estate started receiving praise and highly deserved accolades from the world’s leading wine critics and enthusiasts alike. Its 100% Merlot offering – Redigaffi – quickly gained a cult-like status which was cemented when the world’s pre-eminent wine critic Robert Parker Jr. awarded their 2000 vintage with a perfect score of 100 pts.

With the estate’s other offers equally high in quality, it is of no surprise that the wines of Tua Rita are some of the most difficult to find. Especially when you consider the estate’s total annual production is currently just 3400 cases, of which only 9,000 bottles are made of the highly regarded Redigaffi.

Liv-ex Blog, March 2014

“Italy’s strongest performers remained the Super Tuscans, but prices are lifting for other wines from the region: Redigaffi 2005 and 2006 have risen over 30% in two years.’’

 

Investment Analysis

Since the first release in 1994, vintages currently average95 score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate; the average trading price for these is currently £2,300 per 12 with the higher scored vintages average £3,085.

Vintage

Average Score

Market Value (12x75cl)

Difference

2012

98

£1,315

0%

2006

97

£2,710

106.1%

2004

93

£2,060

56.7%

2001

96

£3,181

141.9%

2000

100

£5304

303.4%

1999

98

£3,118

137.1%

1998

96

£2,483

88.8%

1997

97

£3,036

130.9%

1996

94

£2,548

93,8%

1994

93

£3,340

154.0%

Thedata above suggests that the younger vintages of this wine have the potential for 100-130% growth over the next 5-10 years.

This is demonstrated by the comparable 2006 vintage, which was released at a slightly higher price of £1,450 and experienced 86.9% growth in six years.

 

Tua Rita Redigaffi 2006 Liv-ex graph

  • One of the top performing estates over the past 3 years
  • Low Production of around 750 cases per annum
  • Average trading price of older, similarly scored vintages @ £3,085 per 12
  • Projected growth of 100% over the next 5 years
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