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Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

9.0691 ratings
9.045 pro ratings
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
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

Very complex with lots of elegance and finesse made in a traditional style.

Very complex with lots of elegance and finesse made in a traditional style.

3 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.6

A bit stubborn on day 1, but second half of bottle showing very well on day 2. Decant several hours!

A bit stubborn on day 1, but second half of bottle showing very well on day 2. Decant several hours!

2 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.5

From a challenging vintage, this turned out remarkable well. Tart red fruits, earth and spice. Much better as it sits in the glass.

From a challenging vintage, this turned out remarkable well. Tart red fruits, earth and spice. Much better as it sits in the glass.

2 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2013
Stuart Pollack

Perfect bottle of Chianti and ready to drink out of the bottle. Rich and earthy, but finishing with Chianti’s astringent bite.

Perfect bottle of Chianti and ready to drink out of the bottle. Rich and earthy, but finishing with Chianti’s astringent bite.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2021
Dr. Wo
9.1

Not sure what other reviewers are tast but this '04 Ducale Oro with a side clam linguine in red sauce up here in Cape Cod is delicious. Pretty nose with some rosemary or pine scents and vibrant fruit make for a delicious wine.

Not sure what other reviewers are tast but this '04 Ducale Oro with a side clam linguine in red sauce up here in Cape Cod is delicious. Pretty nose with some rosemary or pine scents and vibrant fruit make for a delicious wine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2015
Brian Tuite

Put this to bed for a decade.

Put this to bed for a decade.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
Elizabeth Rice

Charming with flowers, fruit, and leather. Everything is in the nose and front pallet. The finish falls short which is why the 89. Great way to start an evening of laughter at a live political comedy show with Bill Maher! No joke!

Charming with flowers, fruit, and leather. Everything is in the nose and front pallet. The finish falls short which is why the 89. Great way to start an evening of laughter at a live political comedy show with Bill Maher! No joke!

Nov 13th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Opening a bottle, which needs to breathe, Vivid Ruby with dark crimson edges and aromas of red fruits and spice on the nose. On the palate ripe cherries, plum and dark fruit come forth along with hints of sweet spice tobacco and dark chocolate. The finish shows well developed tannins and balanced with sweet oak. This wine is a tremendous value. Outstanding!

Opening a bottle, which needs to breathe, Vivid Ruby with dark crimson edges and aromas of red fruits and spice on the nose. On the palate ripe cherries, plum and dark fruit come forth along with hints of sweet spice tobacco and dark chocolate. The finish shows well developed tannins and balanced with sweet oak. This wine is a tremendous value. Outstanding!

Jul 27th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Heavy plum and spice with a light tobacco - long plum finish.

Heavy plum and spice with a light tobacco - long plum finish.

Jul 23rd, 2016
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

9.1

15 years on and quite lovely. A touch of VA but not offensive. Stewed cherries, chalk and dried herbs.

15 years on and quite lovely. A touch of VA but not offensive. Stewed cherries, chalk and dried herbs.

Apr 25th, 2016