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Ruffino Modus Toscana 2006
Decent. Not blown away. Very dry almost musky taste.
External Reviews for Ruffino Modus Toscana
Full-bodied, soft and round, with a long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Ruffinorsquo;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. Itrsquo;s on the ripe side with prune-like flavors; drink now.
The estatersquo;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: 2009ndash;2013.
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: 2008ndash;2019.
This sleek blend of sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and merlot feels ripe and cool, its soft grapey tannins providing a mellow structure. Match its chocolaty richness with a seared steak.
A black sangiovese-based blend (mixed with 25 percent cabernet sauvignon and 25 percent merlot), this is as tough as a young brunello. The tannins are as black as coal, with enough red fruit underneath to carry the wine as it ages. An impressive 2003 for the cellar.
Fresh aromas of raspberry and flowers follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Color: Ruby red with garnet hues. Aroma: Very complex and inviting with intense mature fruit (cherries, small red and black berries, plums) accompanied by hints of spices, sweet tobacco, toasted wood, and refined ethereal notes on the finish. Tasting profile: Full-bodied and very well-balanced with a perfect union of the Sangiovese, the Merlot, and the Cabernet. Each grape adds distinct varietal traits to the taste. The impressive amount of silky tannins and the full, fruity character contribute to the rich texture and the aromatic persistence is long lingering with hints of vanilla and small red berries.
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