Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2012

External Review by The Wine Buyer:

Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues Aroma: A very classic Chianti Classico bouquet with notes of violets, cherries, plums and inviting spicy sensations. It is elegant and lush, inviting yet subtle, featuring all the distinctive characters of a great Chianti Classico. Tasting profile: 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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Snooth User: jschwarz3531
141370226
4.00 5
11/24/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549169,415
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/22/2013

The nose showed dark, spicy red fruits with hints of mint and floral undergrowth. On the palate, it was tight and densely packed with flavors of cherry, minerals and floral tones. The finish showed the wine’s structure as it turned lean and drying. I would put this in the cellar for another three to four years before tasting again.


Snooth User: galloyd
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/13/2013

Excellent flavour combination


Snooth User: dockaiz
16844178
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/08/2009

Full bodied. Mild tannin. Well balanced.


Snooth User: erlarsen
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/18/2011

Great fruit Wine


Snooth User: ChicagoAddick
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/10/2011

Full bodied, lots of tannins but kind of soft on the palate. Herby in flavour.

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Snooth User: Zinnful
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/13/2009

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2009 05/21/2014

Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues Aroma: A very classic Chianti Classico bouquet with notes of violets, cherries, plums and inviting spicy sensations. It is elegant and lush, inviting yet subtle, featuring all the distinctive characters of a great Chianti Classico. Tasting profile: 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
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 11/04/2014

Riserva Ducale Oro 2008 is ruby red in color with garnet hues. The wine shows the distinctive Tuscan bouquet of a great Chianti Classico Riserva with notes of violet, cherry and plum, and aromas of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine has well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy hints of black pepper. Full-bodied and well-balanced, Riserva Ducale Oro's round tannins support a bright acidity and lead into a lengthy finish of plum, clove and sweet tobacco. - WineryGRAPE VARIETIES:80% SangioveseRemaining 20% a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Fermentation:Alcoholic fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless steel vats at a controlled average temperature of 82°F for 10 days, followed by maceration on the skins for another 15 days.Aging:After undergoing malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for approximately 36 months. The wine first spent six months in stainless steel vats followed by 24 months in 925-1,981 gallon oak casks; six months in vats prior to bottling; followed by a minimum of six months in the bottle.ABV: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 12/24/2014

Riserva Ducale Oro 2008 is ruby red in color with garnet hues. The wine shows the distinctive Tuscan bouquet of a great Chianti Classico Riserva with notes of violet, cherry and plum, and aromas of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine has well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy hints of black pepper. Full-bodied and well-balanced, Riserva Ducale Oro's round tannins support a bright acidity and lead into a lengthy finish of plum, clove and sweet tobacco. - Winery GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Sangiovese Remaining 20% a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless steel vats at a controlled average temperature of 82°F for 10 days, followed by maceration on the skins for another 15 days. Aging: After undergoing malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for approximately 36 months. The wine first spent six months in stainless steel vats followed by 24 months in 925-1,981 gallon oak casks; six months in vats prior to bottling; followed by a minimum of six months in the bottle. ABV: 14.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 03/06/2014

Riserva Ducale Oro 2008 is ruby red in color with garnet hues. The wine shows the distinctive Tuscan bouquet of a great Chianti Classico Riserva with notes of violet, cherry and plum, and aromas of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine has well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy hints of black pepper. Full-bodied and well-balanced, Riserva Ducale Oro's round tannins support a bright acidity and lead into a lengthy finish of plum, clove and sweet tobacco. - WineryGRAPE VARIETIES:80% SangioveseRemaining 20% a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Fermentation:Alcoholic fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless steel vats at a controlled average temperature of 82°F for 10 days, followed by maceration on the skins for another 15 days.Aging:After undergoing malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for approximately 36 months. The wine first spent six months in stainless...


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2013

This special commemorative bottle celebrates the 60th anniversary (1947–2007) of one of Italy’s flagship wines. The characteristic aromas of Sangiovese come through loud and clear in the form of bright pulses of wild berry, blue flower, light spice and dried tobacco. The wine is bright and tight on the finish. Hold this bottle in your cellar.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2013

This has an almost roasted nose, and offers dark plum, leather, chocolate and earth flavors. Rich and powerful, yet stays focused, with fine balance and a lingering finish. Best from 2013 through 2022.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2013

This is elegant, with a core of cherry and a supporting cast of licorice, leather and black tea notes. Starts out supple, ending with a chewy texture. Drink now through 2016. 75,000 cases imported.


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