Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale Tan 2007

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92 points James Suckling: A wine with lots of dried fruits and raisins that turn to cedar and spices. Full and velvet...

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I know this is a very popular wine. I see it at every wine store, and I read about it in one of Snooth's newsletters. The aroma is ripe, fruity, ... Read more

Wonderful chianti. Everything I expected at a reasonable price. Read more

You cant argue with most everything that Ruffino makes. Read more

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User Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale Tan

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Snooth User: Slipstream
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3.50 5
11/19/2011

I know this is a very popular wine. I see it at every wine store, and I read about it in one of Snooth's newsletters. The aroma is ripe, fruity, and tangy. The flavor is full and complex, with a tangy, jammy taste over a slightly bitter tannic undertone. There is a bit of sea salt, and a touch of spice. This has a nostril-clearing quality, but is still pretty smooth. It is good, but I am taking it down a click because (at $24) I think it is a little overpriced.


Snooth User: sammy2co
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4.00 5
02/15/2014

Wonderful chianti. Everything I expected at a reasonable price.


Snooth User: rsimone
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3.00 5
10/08/2008

You cant argue with most everything that Ruffino makes.


Snooth User: alexalm
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5.00 5
06/13/2011

A nice, rich Chianti. Good with beef.


External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale Tan

External Review
09/13/2011

This Chianti Classico Risera has acquired generous nobility and distinguished finesse from the origin of the grapes and the careful aging in the cellar for 24 months. Ruffino, founded in 1877, has a long, glorified tradition in the cultivation of prestigious vineyards in the Chianti Classico area.


External Review
10/24/2011

For more than 125 years Ruffino's production philosophy has reflected three fundamental concepts: knowledge of the territory, respect for the grand Tuscan winemaking traditions and passion for Sangiovese. The creation of Il Ducale is a new expression of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wonderful grape variety which never ceases to surprise wine makers worldwide with its versatility and its capacity to adapt to different climates and soils. Il Ducale is an elegant red wine with a distinctive Tuscan character - a wine to match the taste and dynamic life style of the modern wine lover. Wine Spectator scored it 90 points saying "A little lean, but there's plenty of ripe fruit, exhibiting berry and blueberry aromas and flavors, with hints of light toasty oak. This should soften with bottle age. Best after 2011."


External Review
11/01/2011

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. -BS


External Review
02/07/2010

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

92 points James Suckling: A wine with lots of dried fruits and raisins that turn to cedar and spices. Full and velvety. Juicy finish. (12/19/11)

92 points James Suckling: A wine with lots of dried fruits and raisins that turn to cedar and spices. Full and velvety. Juicy finish. (12/19/11)

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