Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Still need to become one of our thirsty clan 158,694 strong?

Now's your chance!

Register Today!

Want the best wine for your buck?

204,891Wine Reviews
160,716Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Ruffino Modus 2007 Wine Review

Ruffino Modus 2007

Ruffino Modus 2007

I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 5

Add My Review


Price: $28.95

Product #: 912956

SAQ Product #: 11442664

Drink: 2011-2018



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Big, black and brooding with full-on toasty oak, that gives a delicious smoky weave throughout this wine. Fleshy dark fruit wrap around of core of dark spice hedonism. Decant 2 hours. Bring it on!

This was reviewed November 12, 2011 by

More Wine Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Awesome power and structure. This wine is still in its infancy, needing at least a year or two more before pandora's box can be opened. Deep and brooding, featuring black plums, currants, black olive, tar, charcoal, and grilled herbs. A monster. Approaching classic quality by 2015. 94 Points. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Ryan Hindmarsh rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Modus is a super seductive blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. Like a greasy breakfast sandwich in the hands of an unshaven, hat wearing gangster. It smells like smokey jacket, dirty money and overcooked bacon. But it disappears in your mouth like “you’ve been hit by Smooth Criminal“. My Modus Operandi is steal as many of these off the shelf before you do.
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The 2007 Ruffino Modus is has strong penicillin/corked notes upon opening that diminish after about half an hour of decanting and allowing the wine to be reasonably enjoyable. Once decanted, it is a medium bodied, integrated to aged wine, with intense aromas of black cherry, red currant, chocolate, leather, cedar/oak and vanilla. It has a nice structure, tannins that are refined to tannic and a long finish. Though made with aging in mind, I would not recommend aging it as more funky notes will emerge. My impression: NICE, 90 pts tasted once in December 2011 shortly after it was released, and again in June 2012 (didn't publish the review of the first bottle, as I thought it was corked). Bought 6 bottles, will return the remaining 4.

See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here:

www.GrapeSelections.com
Samson Ling reviewed this wine as follows:

A balanced red with plum and hints of milk chocolate. Cocoa. Medium-to-full body, with silky tannins and a delicious finish. Balanced and delicious. Score - 92. (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Dec. 27, 2011)

Recipes for Ruffino Modus 2007

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

STORE?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!


Folie À Deux

Chardonnay 2011,
Russian River, Calif...
Ad

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 160,716 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

PAY TOO MUCH FOR

WINE?

Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award