Ruffino Il Ducale 2006

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Color: Ruby red Aroma: The bouquet is fruity and inviting, with notes of plums, cherries, black berries, and mulberr...

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Beautiful nose, with plummy and cherry aromas. Silky tannins. Lots of layers of flavors going on here with chocolate and tobacco over the fruit. De... Read more

Earthy smell, smooth, cherries & cola Read more

A quaffable mini Super Tuscan, ruby red, cherry & mulberry notes with a hint of spice. Pleasant finish with a taste of chocolate. Read more

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Snooth User: judgelog
34584867
4.00 5
03/24/2011

Beautiful nose, with plummy and cherry aromas. Silky tannins. Lots of layers of flavors going on here with chocolate and tobacco over the fruit. Delicious!


Snooth User: JohnnyRocketts
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3.00 5
08/23/2009

Earthy smell, smooth, cherries & cola


Snooth User: Provecho
50483448
3.00 5
06/23/2010

A quaffable mini Super Tuscan, ruby red, cherry & mulberry notes with a hint of spice. Pleasant finish with a taste of chocolate.


Snooth User: rbodle
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4.50 5
07/16/2011

From Kerry 7/4/11 - 2007, a meritage, excellent


External Reviews for Ruffino Il Ducale

External Review
11/13/2009

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
09/27/2011

The bright flavors of cherry and raspberry feel tangy and light. Serve with a wedge of aged pecorino.


External Review
05/19/2011

Dusty and a bit leathery on the nose, but there's fruit enough on the palate, fleshing out with black cherry and plum flavors and picking up touches of tobacco on the finish. At 80% Sangiovese and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it's a harmonious blend designed to introduce new drinkers to Tuscan wines.


External Review
05/19/2011

A little lean, but with 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.


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1053158 Snooth User: dlellis
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10/30/2012

307791 Snooth User: maxspl
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3.50 5
11/22/2009

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02/08/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 20%. Not reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 'Smart Buys' and 90 points by Wine Spectator: 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.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ruby red Aroma: The bouquet is fruity and inviting, with notes of plums, cherries, black berries, and mulberries. The Syrah adds pleasant spicy hints which intertwine with scents of undergrowth and Mediterranean herbs, characteristic of Sangiovese and with the softness and roundness of the Merlot. Tasting profile: The taste is well-balanced, with a rich, fruity core and sweet, yet fragrant tannins. Elegant notes of nutmeg and cigar box meet with layers of wild cherries and blue plums, leading towards a refreshing and long-lasting aftertaste, where hints of fresh mint leaves and plain chocolate appear.

Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Syrah 20%. Not reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 'Smart Buys' and 90 points by Wine Spectator: 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.

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