Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2008, Tuscany
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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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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.
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.