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Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ruffino

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Ruby red with violet reflections. The bouquet is complex and intense, with notes of cassis, cherry jam, plums and chocolate. It denotes very clean flavors of tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus and spice. These pleasant spicy notes displayed by the Syrah complement the red and black fruit and aromatic herbs, shown by Sangiovese, and the roundness typical of Merlot. On the palate, this wine is well bodied, with initial fruit forward notes, unfolding into round and elegant tannins. The finish is pleasantly refined, showing notes of ripe fruit together with aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.

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    60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah. Ruby red with violet reflections. The bouquet is complex and intense, with notes of cassis, cherry jam, plums and chocolate. It denotes very clean flavors of tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus and spice. These pleasant spicy notes displayed by the Syrah complement the red and black fruit and aromatic herbs, shown by Sangiovese, and the roundness typical of Merlot. On the palate, this wine is well bodied, with initial fruit forward notes, unfolding into round and elegant tannins. The finish is pleasantly refined, showing notes of ripe fruit together with aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.

    about 4 years
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    Paul: tasted a bit sweet upon first taste then dried out. Janice: smoothed out after breathing -still a bit stiff. touted as large red but I would rate it as medium.

    about 5 years
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    better 2nd day, mushroom, earthy, rich, somewhat sweet

    almost 5 years