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Color: Ruby red Aroma: As always this Chianti features a deliciously vinous bouquet, where the floral and fruity not...Read more...
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Very nice smooth chianti, a pleasure to drink
3 stars, twice
Black cherries and berries on the nose. Heat and church pews on the nose. No tannins, light acid in the mouth. Kindof bitter up front. I like it, but usually I like something spicier. Doesn't leave a after taste. Not terribly shitty.
Ruffino Modus Toscana 2007 has some interesting flavors on the palette which may account for the high WS rating. However, I do not think it drinks well. Overly acidic for my palette and I like acidic wines. Also lacks a good finish. Very disappointing for this price point. 85 pts
a whole lot going on all at once !!! not one of my favs I must say
this is a upper level chianti. cherries, walnuts, licorice, vanilla and a little pepper. everything a great chianti should have. This one will not disappoint!
Great wine, more than worth buying by the case. You will enjoy this wine after dinner by itself, no need to pair it to food.
External Reviews for Ruffino Modus
A ripe red, with berry and spice character. Chewy and full-bodied, with a long finish. Builds slowly but surely on the palate. Juicy. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009.
The 2004 Modus (50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot) presents a layered texture along with suggestions of smoke, licorice and dark cherries supported by an underlying note of minerality. It offers excellent balance if not much complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.
Ruby red with garnet hues. The impact is austere and intriguing. The whole bouquet is very complex, initially characterized by intense notes of mature fruit such as cherries, plums and small black berries, that then fade into hints of spices, mint, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes on the finish. At the palate, it presents a full-bodied structure, that is enriched by the finesse of its silky tannins and exalted by remarkable pleasantness and freshness, a texture in which each varietal adds its own distinctive trait. The finish is incredibly persistent, with an aftertaste of black berry fruit and cocoa.
An awesome IGT blend from Tuscany. The room fills with the juicy aromas of Montmorency cherries from the glass. The fruit is very obvious at first on the palate, but anise, fennel, and rye grain enhance the fruit. Soft tannins come through on the finish, and what a long finish it is. Earthy notes come to the fore as the wine breathes. Truffles, perique pipe tobacco, and rich, black earth are very noticeable in the aroma and taste as time goes on. This wine will go great with any meal including meat as its focus, but enjoying this wine is also easily accomplished with a loaf of French bread, hard cheese and really good salami.
Ruffino's Modus (a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot) boasts thick extraction in the form of chocolate fudge and cherry candy. Lighter tones of apple skin and green herbs pick up the rear. It's on the ripe side with prune-like flavors; drink now.
Blackberry, violet and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with silky tannins. This has sweet fruit, with toasty oak and citrus fruit on the finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2010.
The estate's 2006 Modus (50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a round, supple wine with good intensity and balance in its jammy dark fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.
In Modus the Sangiovese presents its solid structure and typical cherry and red berry aromas; the Merlot contributes with its characteristic smoothness, enriched by delicate notes of mint and small black berry fruits; the Cabernet Sauvignon seals the union between these 3 royal varieties with its austerity, with its sweet, herbaceous perfumes and its elegance. Complex, yet simple at the same time, modern in style, yet with a distinct Tuscan character, Modus is a child of the union of Ruffino's century-long winemaking experience and the company's desire to renew itself by experimenting with new varietal expressions and new viticultural technologies. This has always been a Ruffino trademark. Modus is an exercise in style, in experience, in the will to improve.
Color: Ruby red Aroma: As always this Chianti features a deliciously vinous bouquet, where the floral and fruity notes lead towards a finish of slightly spicy scents of white pepper and hazelnuts. Tasting profile: Medium-bodied, Chianti Ruffino is pleasantly fruity, harmonious and persistent. A young Sangiovese which can be perfectly matched with a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes.
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