Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva Tan Label
50 Ratings
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50 Ratings
Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva Tan Label

Wine Details

Vineyard

Ruffino

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

ItalyTuscany

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Intense ruby red. Aroma: At the nose Riserva Ducale immediately shows an outstanding elegance, characterised by particularly fragrant flowery and fruity notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries and plums meet with delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains, followed by elegant scents of red roses and flint. Tasting profile: At the palate it is coherent with the olfaction. Sensations of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins, that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Intense and ample with typical Sangiovese notes of violet, iris and berry, accompanied by hints of vanilla. Full-bodied and harmonious, with an excellent balance between the silky, inviting tannins and the fruity, spicy notes.

Vineyard

Ruffino

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

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    Anna loves it Very smooth from the start. We seem to get a very quick buzz from only a half bottle. Do no drink to much.

    over 3 years
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    nice full-bodied wine with the taste of ripe plum. more international than chianti style

    almost 4 years
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    Good characteristic medium-bodied Chianti.

    about 4 years
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    sharp tannins nice dark berry notes

    over 4 years
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    alittle dry a little bitter. yum

    about 4 years
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    3.75 let breathe and it's smooth

    about 4 years
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    about 1 year
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    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    (From 2005 Vintage) SENSORY PROPERTIESColour: Ruby red with garnet hues.Aroma: the 2004 Riserva Ducale is characterised by particularly fragrant, fruity notes, typical of this vintage. Sweet cherries and red berry fruits meet with delicately spicy hints of cigar box and white pepper grains and elegant scents of red roses and flint. Tasting profile: Fruity, soothing and well-balanced, the taste reveals velvety tannins and lots of fruit. The long ageing in oak enriches the fruity core with hints of cacao and cloves an...