Ruffino Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$46.95 (353201)

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89 pts
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March 29, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

2008 sees the Riserva Ducale Oro back on fine form, capturing the freshness and elegance of this Tuscan vintage that...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A re-release showing an exuberance of advanced character. Now acting out the strikingly rich and golden vintage, in...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

Never departing from its quixotic blend of refinement and rusticity, the 2008 edition of this Tuscan classic has a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This mature Chianti is aromatically complex but you must like leathery, rubbery and nutty stuff around the dried...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A refined, polished wine although without any standout features. A hint of animal and leather adds some distinctive...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Ruffino Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Riserva is composed of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that was aged in French Oak for 36 months. This wine has appealing aromas of lifted blackberry, wood, pine and subtle yeasty cherry on the nose and sour cherry on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with good acidity, subtle to refined tannins (decant for 15+ min) and a medium to long finish that has balanced fruit/oak intensity. Drink as a sipper; drink now to 2018. My impression: quite NICE, 90 pts – recommended for its quality, though quite expensive. Tasted at 'Taste Italy 2013' http://grapeselections.com/taste-italy-2013/ in Nov/13.

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