Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2004

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A true expression of the terroir- great fruit and balance- a popular favorite of this region. An absolute crowd pleaser!

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Decent Chianti. Not amazing, but solid table wine. Read more

Dark ruby red color with aromas of dried plums and hints of blueberry followed by leather, oak and a bit of gingersnap. The palate was lush with vi... Read more

Beautiful intense ruby red in the glass with a typical Chianti nose. Plums, cherries, vanilla and spices fill the air around the glass, the wine is... Read more

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Snooth User: calywa
9256771,945
2.50 5
07/14/2012

Decent Chianti. Not amazing, but solid table wine.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549160,172
4.00 5
08/20/2009

Dark ruby red color with aromas of dried plums and hints of blueberry followed by leather, oak and a bit of gingersnap. The palate was lush with vibrant acidity showing cranberry and sweet cherry, a bit of cinnamon and milk chocolate. Finishes long with more cranberry and citrus rind. Wow. An unexpected and wonderful performance.


4.50 5
07/29/2008

Beautiful intense ruby red in the glass with a typical Chianti nose. Plums, cherries, vanilla and spices fill the air around the glass, the wine is very aromatic. On the palate the wine is full bodied and offers a spectrum of different tastes, herbs, cherries and a little mocha too. Nice smooth coating tannins, good structure and balance. Top Chianti. 92 Points


Snooth User: strikingvisage
14430876
3.00 5
03/01/2009

Cherry, red berries, slight vegetal/herbal note, mild earth. Lighter body.


Snooth User: Grande Passione
3029068
1.50 5
11/03/2007

appearance: clear bright, medium intensity ruby red at core, breaking at rim, with some legs nose: clean, youthful, medium (-) intensity aromas of fruits of the forest, black cherries, some vanilla palate: dry with a medium (+) acidity, low tannin, medium (+) alcohol level, medium (-) body, medium (-) intensity flavours as nose. short lenght. feels sharp and thin on the palate, somewhat unbalanced. calls for food, will food compensate? conclusion: acceptable, barely. although of an acceptable quality, a disappointment. feels thin and sharp, not much complexity and a disapointing finish. drink now, if at all.


Snooth User: wineywendy
3581167
0.00 5
11/26/2007

Medium body, soft. Notes of berries and cocoa.


Snooth User: Michael Somm
19751658
5.00 5
06/12/2009

Thisis what I think of when I think of Chianti. great fruit, old cigar box. lots of earth. I love it


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External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRuby red in color. The aromas present a distinct mix of floral and fruity notes; ripe plums, cherries and blackberries along with white pepper, roasted coffee and chocolate create a smooth and refined finish. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is characterized by elegant, fruity notes and smooth, velvety tannins. An impressive finish with lingering notes of strawberry pie and raspberries.


External Review
10/07/2009

A very classic Chianti Classico bouquet with notes of violets cherries plums and inviting spicy sensations. Full bodied with a generous fruity core where the notes of cherries and small berry fruits intertwine with sensations of Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary and thyme and hints of oak. The alcohol is well-integrated in the structure and the tannins are impressive yet round and soft. The aftertaste is very long and reminiscent of violets nutmeg plums and sweet tobacco.


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10/07/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

A true expression of the terroir- great fruit and balance- a popular favorite of this region. An absolute crowd pleaser!

A true expression of the terroir- great fruit and balance- a popular favorite of this region. An absolute crowd pleaser!

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