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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2011

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Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2011 750ML            
Sku: 21129

Aged in oak casks for over 24 months, this Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the finest grapes grown in the heart of Chianti Classico. A wine with distinct structure, this Riserva is rich and complex, with a soft, lingering finish.

Tasting notes
Full-bodied, very powerful in the fruity tastes, with tannins that are elegant and well linked to a good acidity. The final is characterized by pleasant sensations of sweet tobacco. The aftertaste is particularly long and shows powerful notes of plums and more light aromas of clove.

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 Wine & Spirits 90 points (Apr 2016)
With the 2010 vintage, Ducale Oro Riserva gained Gran Selezione status. Harvested from galestro-rich soils in Castellina, the wine includes 20 percent cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Notes of clove, anise and coffee accent flavors of plum and cherry. Its dry and balanced finish would play well with the richness of slow-roasted pork shoulder.
 Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Jun 2016)
Made with Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, this opens with aromas of toast, espresso, sunbaked earth and mature plum. The structured palate offers black cherries marinated in spirits, vanilla, toasted oak and coffee, while firm, fine-grained tannins provide the framework.
 Wine Spectator 90 points (Apr 30 2016)
A complex red, evoking cherry, strawberry, tobacco, tar and underbrush aromas and flavors. Harmonious and detailed, this lingers with an aftertaste of fruit, earth and woodsy notes. Drink now through 2023. 40,000 cases made. -BS
 James Suckling 91 points (Aug 2015)
Lots of dried berry, orange peel and ginger aromas follow through to a full body with chewy tannins. Tangy finish. Rich and delicious. Drink now.

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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Rating:
Name: James Rabago from Merced, CA
Review:
Not Bad, but a bit too full bodied. The long aftertaste lasts too long.