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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Ruby red with garnet hues. The bouquet is typical for Chianti Classico wines with inviting floral and fruity notes intertwining with the spicy touch deriving from the long ageing period in oak barrels. Notes of plums and cherries are followed by hints of sweet tobacco and cocoa, creating an elegant and long-lasting bouquet. The taste is very well-balanced and features all the virtues of oak aged Sangiovese. The tannins are sweet and velvety, the acidity is inviting and fragrant and the fruity notes lead towards a long, delicious aftertaste of berry fruits and cassis. Elegant and medium-bodied, the palate is characterised by sweet notes of mature fruit which blend beautifully with the soft tannins and the acidity. The after-taste is typical for Sangiovese with hints of hazelnuts and leather.

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Editorial Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
02/05/2009

Soft on the nose with gentle notes of leather and earth, a touch of woodsy spice, a touch of violet a little smoke and some dark cherry tones. Big fruit up front backed by solid, integrated acidity with very polished tannins give this a round, pleasant mouthfeel, yet without not much complexity or depth, A bit diffuse on the mid-palate with nice flavors of raspberry/black raspberry, a touch of earth, mint and leather, but this has the feel of not trying hard enough but it’s still hard to fault it too much. 87pts

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0.00 5
07/22/2008

Dark attractive purple colour with a nice nose, cherries, spice, meaty, the wine smelt "hot". The palate was soft, but soft like it had been sat out for 3 days (it hadn't!), nice tannins, smooth and pleasant, a hot little ending and a little vegetal too and no real hold on the finish. Started well, but lost its way on the palate.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
09/16/2011

One of the most classic Sangioveses to date. Very elegant and delicate wild berry taste with a pinch of light spice. Subtle at first but any amazing pair with any meaty Italian red sauce. Must try.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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2.00 5
02/08/2009

Potpourri, dark red fruit and leather on the nose. Raspberry fruit on the palette and a bit of copper penny. Tobacco on the finish.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,369
2.00 5
02/04/2009

Potpourri, dark red fruit and leather on the nose. Raspberry fruit on the palette and a bit of copper penny. Tobacco on the finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
06/09/2008

A bit of a hot nose, with cherries and leather. Good acidity, like most Italian wines, paired well with salami, cheese and salad. Well balanced, decent fruits - red berries and plums. Some subtle earthiness, but its a fairly fruit forward and simple wine.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

Some funk and earth on the nose. Nice spice with red fruit. 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
05/21/2009

Bright cherry and blackberry aromas, with a berry and cherry palate along with plush tannins and a herbal aftertaste. Good, but a tad overpriced.


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External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale

External Review
10/15/2009

Never a barn-burner, yet predictably good, the rustic and very real Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan stays steady on the palate with black fruit and sweet earth.


External Review
11/25/2009

"Ruby red in color, with garnet hues. Riserva Ducale is characterized by particularly fragrant, sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes, typical of...


External Review
11/27/2012

Full-bodied, very powerful in the fruity tastes, with tannins that are elegant and well linked to a good acidity. The final is characterized by pleasant sensations of sweet tobacco. The aftertaste is particularly long and shows powerful notes of plums and


External Review
10/24/2011

Blueberry and mineral aromas, with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich core of raspberry fruit and lemony acidity. Best after 2009. 95,000 cases made. -JS


External Review
09/27/2011

Light in color and texture, this high toned Chianti offers mature chestnut and coffee scents. Decant a bottle for fuzi with veal.


External Review
05/22/2010

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.


External Review
01/17/2011

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 - Ruffino: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 - Rotwein von RuffinoDer Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006 von Ruffino ist ein Synonym für feinsten Chianti. Der Kernzone des Classico entspringend, wird der Wein aus einer sorgfältigen Auslese der besten Trauben hergestellt. Diese Trauben wachsen in Ruffinos Weingärten Santedame, Montemasso und Gretole heran.Dieser Wein zeigt ein intensives Rubinrot im Glas. Der 2006er Riserva Ducale besitzt ein besonders intensiv duftendes Bukett mit Aromen süßer Kirschen und von roten Beeren. Sie treffen auf feinwürzige Noten von Zigarrenkästchen und weiße Pfefferkörner sowie den eleganten Duft roter Rosen, untermalt von Flintstein. Der Wein wirkt sehr ausgeglichen im Geschmack, fruchtig, harmonisch mit samtartigen Tanninen und einer angenehmen Würze. Spuren von Kakao und Nelken gesellen sich dank der exzellenten Eichenholzreife zu den dominanten Fruchtaromen. Im Abgang erscheinen Noten von Feigen und Rosmarin. Sanft klingen diese in einem schön lang anhaltendem Finale aus.In Edelstahltanks, deren Temperatur ständig zwischen 26 und 28 ° C gehalten wird, erfolgt die zehntägige alkoholische Gärung. Der Saft der Trauben lagert weitere zwei Wochen auf den Häuten. Nach der malolaktischen Gärung lagert die Riserva für 24 Monate im Fass, ein Teil in 40/80 hl. Eichenfässern, der andere in rostfreien Stahl- und Zementfässern. Zuletzt reift dieser Wein drei Monate auf Flaschen aus.    Weingut: RuffinoLand: ItalienRegion: ToskanaRebsorten: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon und MerlotInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques gereift (24 Monate) Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Rotwein > Italien > Toskana


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Tasting Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Ruby red with garnet hues. The bouquet is typical for Chianti Classico wines with inviting floral and fruity notes intertwining with the spicy touch deriving from the long ageing period in oak barrels. Notes of plums and cherries are followed by hints of sweet tobacco and cocoa, creating an elegant and long-lasting bouquet. The taste is very well-balanced and features all the virtues of oak aged Sangiovese. The tannins are sweet and velvety, the acidity is inviting and fragrant and the fruity notes lead towards a long, delicious aftertaste of berry fruits and cassis. Elegant and medium-bodied, the palate is characterised by sweet notes of mature fruit which blend beautifully with the soft tannins and the acidity. The after-taste is typical for Sangiovese with hints of hazelnuts and leather.

Wine Tasting Notes Ruby red with garnet hues. The bouquet is typical for Chianti Classico wines with inviting floral and fruity notes intertwining with the spicy touch deriving from the long ageing period in oak barrels. Notes of plums and cherries are followed by hints of sweet tobacco and cocoa, creating an elegant and long-lasting bouquet. The taste is very well-balanced and features all the virtues of oak aged Sangiovese. The tannins are sweet and velvety, the acidity is inviting and fragrant and the fruity notes lead towards a long, delicious aftertaste of berry fruits and cassis. Elegant and medium-bodied, the palate is characterised by sweet notes of mature fruit which blend beautifully with the soft tannins and the acidity. The after-taste is typical for Sangiovese with hints of hazelnuts and leather.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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