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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
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
Some funk and earth on the nose. Nice spice with red fruit. 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva
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
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.
Some funk and earth on the nose. Nice spice with red fruit. 92 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
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.
Expected more of this wine. Finish too acidic for our taste.
첫시음은 낯설다는기분 Sangiovese 이기때문인가? 두번 세번 drinking 할수록 친숙해지며 고급스런 맛을 드러냄 성처럼 단단한 느낌
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...
External Reviews for Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva
Lean but polished, with a narrow band of flavors. Picks up on the finish enough to suggest it might be best after 1995.
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.
Light in color and texture, this high toned Chianti offers mature chestnut and coffee scents. Decant a bottle for fuzi with veal.
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.
A harmonious wine, with lovely silky tannins and a medium-ripe fruit. Medium-bodied, with good cherry flavors and a medium finish. Drink now.
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.
<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. </p>
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