Ruffino Modus 2008, Igt Toscana

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$29.95 (912956)

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89 pts
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September 29, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a Tuscan old world style blend of sangiovese, cabernet and merlot. Expect aromas of meaty herbal red cherry...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2008 Modus is moderately toasted, presenting attractive aromas of dark cherries,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A ripe and woody (sangiovese-cab-merlot) red with average length and depth, pleasant enough, fleshy and tasty, but...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Modus is a 50/25/25 blend of sangiovese/merlot and cabernet sauvignon from Ruffino’s Montemasso, Poggio Casciano and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This traditionally flavoured, maturing red blends sangiovese, cabernet and merlot. It has a generous, meaty nose with...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Ruffino Modus, composed of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot aged in French Oak for 12 months; is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with intense aromas of black cherry, violets and faint vanilla. It has a focused balance, nice/food friendly acidity, refined tannins ( decant for 30 min) and a long finish. It is food friendly as well as a sipping wine and it has aging potential and a potential to increase its score to 93; drink now to 2022. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts - recommended buy - great Supertuscan example that is both, food friendly and a sipper. Tasted July/12.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

A balanced blend of red fruits supported by lively acidity suggests that this is a very food friendly wine. While it tastes good on its own, to discover the full offering of this wine pair it with plates high in acidity and this Modus will really shine. Silky tannins and a long finish.

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