Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

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Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2017
James Gerhart

Diverse aromas of cherry, sun dried tomatoes, bacon fat, smoke and cedar. Just the right amount of acid with a pleasant finish. Very enjoyable for chicken parm family dinner.

Diverse aromas of cherry, sun dried tomatoes, bacon fat, smoke and cedar. Just the right amount of acid with a pleasant finish. Very enjoyable for chicken parm family dinner.

Jul 6th, 2020
Colin Cahoon

Savory notes on the nose, loam, cooked mushroom, wet forrest floor, and seared beef. Dry on the palate with dried cranberry, tart strawberry, and slight tobacco notes. Moderate plus tannins and acid. Medium alcohol.

Savory notes on the nose, loam, cooked mushroom, wet forrest floor, and seared beef. Dry on the palate with dried cranberry, tart strawberry, and slight tobacco notes. Moderate plus tannins and acid. Medium alcohol.

Apr 24th, 2020
Dane Letourneau

Luxurious red berries and vanilla pod on the nose. A pleasant acidity mingling with oaky notes on the palate. A sweet, pleasant finish. Simple, wonderful, essential.

Luxurious red berries and vanilla pod on the nose. A pleasant acidity mingling with oaky notes on the palate. A sweet, pleasant finish. Simple, wonderful, essential.

Apr 24th, 2020
Mustafanazmidogan

Surprisingly good at the beginning.. something missing at the end..

Surprisingly good at the beginning.. something missing at the end..

Mar 25th, 2020
Sam Stehle

Smell is dark fruity with some earthiness at the end. Medium bodied. Acidic at the beginning, mellowing out to blackberry. Occasionally some earthiness, maybe leather. A good one to bring to a dinner party

Smell is dark fruity with some earthiness at the end. Medium bodied. Acidic at the beginning, mellowing out to blackberry. Occasionally some earthiness, maybe leather. A good one to bring to a dinner party

Feb 15th, 2020
DC Radisson

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น A classic Chianti made of Sangiovese grapes ๐Ÿ‡ This varietal is known not to age well. This one still kicking : Full body, dry with flavours of vanilla and cherry ๐Ÿ’. Smooth to the palate with a sweet edge. I will pair this bottle ๐Ÿท with a traditional lasagna. 13.5% ABV

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น A classic Chianti made of Sangiovese grapes ๐Ÿ‡ This varietal is known not to age well. This one still kicking : Full body, dry with flavours of vanilla and cherry ๐Ÿ’. Smooth to the palate with a sweet edge. I will pair this bottle ๐Ÿท with a traditional lasagna. 13.5% ABV

Jan 4th, 2020
Libbi Odessa

Red berries, bing cherries, tomato, violets and cedar...wish it was a bigger wine but a decent everyday wine

Red berries, bing cherries, tomato, violets and cedar...wish it was a bigger wine but a decent everyday wine

Oct 11th, 2019
Peter Heidt

...my Dad loved this wine. Me, Big Pete and Anthony miss you. Forliniโ€™s in NYC...

...my Dad loved this wine. Me, Big Pete and Anthony miss you. Forliniโ€™s in NYC...

Sep 28th, 2019
Fabian Geyrhalter

WF

Aug 11th, 2019