Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2008, Tuscany

Chianti Chianti
Italy

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Bright ruby colour; cherry, plum, spice, and leather notes on the nose; dry, medium to full bodied, tart cherry and plum flavours with hints of cedar, firm, tannins and a long spicy finish. Serving Suggestion serve with pasta and rich meat sauce
89 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The Riserva Ducale is an 80/20 mix of sangiovese mixed with cabernet sauvignon and merlot grown at the Gretole and...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a good Chianti with an authentic feel to nose and palate. Expect delicate aromas of red cherry with earthy...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Sweet cedar and meaty aromas from cork. Medium intensity violets, plum, forest floor and tobacco aromas from the glass. Medium-full bodied with dark fruits, boysenberry, anise and herbal notes. Finish is medium-long and spicy, with hints of tobacco and cedar. Tannins are ripe and well-integrated. Has good acidity. Ready to drink now, but could be aged another 1-2 years. Tasted Mar/2013.

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Adam
Adam

Easy drinking chianti here. Aromas of blackberry and raspberry framed by a good dose of olive and scorched earth. It has bright acidity, medium body and medium spicy finish. Not a lot of fruit on the palate but and enjoyable all-round accompaniment to food.

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Kevin Donato
Kevin Donato

Medium-ruby colour. This wine is austere in personality with firmer tannins and acidity. There are notes of sour cherry, red plum, wet leather, wood char and slate. The plum notes release after decanting, it otherwise feels restricted. Great for stimulating the appetite. Sept 2012.

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