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Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 Wine Review

Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva Chianti Classico 2009

Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva Chianti Classico 2009

Tuscany, Italy

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $44.95

Product #: 353201

BC Product #: 512517

SAQ Product #: 11517380

Drink: 2013-2020



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Lovely tanned leather, dried herbs, wild violets and other tertiary aromas that come from age and superb craftsmanship on the nose. Ultra-dry and mouth-watering with supreme balance and complexity. A contemplative wine, suitable for libraries with the classics, or pair it with veal.

Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This is a wine to meditate on. The beautiful aromas of sweet cherry, lilac, leather, cedar, and mushrooms are like aromatherapy. Bright, brilliant palate that builds to a crescendo, lingers softly. Brilliant. I wouldn't bury this wine under food.
Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A bold Sangiovese featuring aromas and flavours of black raspberry, iron, blueberry, dark baker’s chocolate, cherries, scorched earth, tar, and singed vanilla. The tannins are quite present at the moment. Drink 2014-2020. 92 Points -Rachel (ottawawinejournal.com)
Heather Wall CS; WSET Certified rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby and almost opaque. Black cherry, leather, tar, mocha, bakers chocolate, cigar box, vanilla and oak. A layered and complex beauty. Full bodied and XD. Tannins indicate age worthy but drinking nicely now. Delicious with our Red Pepper and Squash purees. Go figure! It worked!
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The storied Tuscan winery, Ruffino, produces terrific wines and this is a great example of that. Beautiful Tuscan wine with plum, cherry, mint, leather, cedar, and graphite on the nose. Superbly balanced, with ample tannins that will allow this wine to age gracefully for 10 years, but why wait when it's drinking so well now.
Tasted August 2014. 90 points. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino
Chris Coughlin WSET level 3 grad rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Old world classic, soft tannins, stewed and dark fruit flavours, subtle all around. Pair with roasted meat dishes.
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

August 17, 2014: Medium ruby, berry and darker fruit, violet, dried herbs and toasty/smoky hints. Medium-full bodied, dried cherry, berry, earthy, tar and savoury. Well balanced and can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep, ruby coloured wine. A rich nose of dried berries, leather, plum, and a touch of vanilla lingering in the oak. Full bodied, rich and flavourful with a long finish and a hint of cocoa. Tannins are prominent, but not overwhelming. A lovely wine to enjoy on its own or with a beautiful roast.
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