Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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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... Read more

The Ducal (so-called tan label) is usually a reliable Tuscan wine, and the 2010 is pretty much in line with this sentiment; the cherry flan and lea... Read more

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 amazin... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,359
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,572
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/09/2014

The Ducal (so-called tan label) is usually a reliable Tuscan wine, and the 2010 is pretty much in line with this sentiment; the cherry flan and leather on the nose and more cherry sheen on the palate with soft tannin makes for a longish finish. Good value. 88 points.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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: anstett
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/25/2010

I picked up this bottle to give my wife a taste of Chianti before our trip to Italy this summer. It is a nice simple wine to have with dessert and I enjoyed it - her? not so much.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154575
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/15/2012

Expected more of this wine. Finish too acidic for our taste.


Snooth User: IrommanCiti
589756119
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/07/2011

첫시음은 낯설다는기분 Sangiovese 이기때문인가? 두번 세번 drinking 할수록 친숙해지며 고급스런 맛을 드러냄 성처럼 단단한 느낌


Snooth User: propp
70532157
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/31/2011

Smooth bouquet with sharper complex berry pallate, and long acidity citris(lemony even grapefruit) finish. Bold and drinks well now with sharp flavors; look forward to buying more and seeing how it develops...


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External Reviews for Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva

External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

A harmonious wine, with lovely silky tannins and a medium-ripe fruit. Medium-bodied, with good cherry flavors and a medium finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

Aromas of leather and cedar, with full body and long, complex flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/04/2010

WS: 90 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/30/2009

SENSORY PROPERTIES Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues. Aroma: the 2004 Riserva Ducale is characterised by particularly fragrant, fruity notes, typical of this vintage. Sweet cherries and red berry fruits meet with delicately spicy hints of cigar box and white pepper grains and elegant scents of red roses and flint. Tasting profile: Fruity, soothing and well-balanced, the taste reveals velvety tannins and lots of fruit. The long ageing in oak enriches the fruity core with hints of cacao and cloves and the long-lingering aftertaste adds intriguing notes of rosemary and figs.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

A glorious blend of youth and maturity, expressing ripe fruit aromas and tastes, as well as characteristics such as leather and cedar, developed during aging. Its velvety texture, full body and complexity mark it as a truly superior Chianti Classico Riserva.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 11/28/2012

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


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Ratings & Tags for Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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3.00 5
2006 12/24/2009

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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2006 12/24/2009

1020034 Snooth User: Bsberlin22
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2006 04/18/2012

283212 Snooth User: nventure
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2006 04/29/2010

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2006 02/11/2011

369589 Snooth User: rajuno
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2006 01/31/2010

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2006 05/08/2012

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<p>This vintage of Chianti is full-flavored with berry fruits and cocoa and it goes down the pipes with an undeniable smoothness. This goes quite nicely with fowl and rich meat dishes.&nbsp;</p>

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