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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2012 Wine Review

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2012

Ruffino Riserva Ducale  Chianti Classico 2012

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

The 2012 vintage was a strong one for Tuscany and it shows in the glass. Full-bodied and savoury with juicy, mouth-watering aromas and flavours of dark red berries and spice. Pair with tangy tomato sauce.

This Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico 2012 was reviewed on July 8, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A delicious extra-dry Chianti Classico from Italy's esteemed Ruffino winery. Lots of tart cherry, subtly interwoven baking spice and mouth-watering acidity that makes this so food-friendly. Always a hit!
Tasted Oct. 2016
Yasir rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Well balanced, full of flavour, perfect with pasta and red meat dishes.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Tasted in 2021. This 2012 vintage is mature, with lots of life and vibrancy still. Aromas of dried and tart cherry notes, with a hint of dried herbs, earth and smoke. Medum+ bodied with bright acidity still, along with lovely fruit showing a hint of tartness and also some dried fruit notes. Hints of earth and black tea on the finish. Enjoy this vintage for another 2-3 years.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A wonderful classic Chianti Classico, reserve with typicity. Tart cherry, spice, savoury herb. Medium bodied, well balanced, supple fruit, silky tannins, wonderful acidity. Pairs well with typical Tuscan treasures. @jonsteeves rated 89/100 - tasted Oct 2016
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

A good wine from an exceptional region…
Presentation: Classic, understated label, with a distinctive colouring
Appearance: Clear, medium intensity, garnet colour
Nose: Clean, light-medium nose, with blackberry, leather, meat, herbaceous, and wet stone notes
Taste: Dry, medium body, medium acidity, and medium tannins. Predominant flavours included sour cherries, earth, meat, and wet stone
Finish: Medium finish with earthy notes
Overall impression: A good offering. Pretty much what you would expect at this price point.
Value: 3.5/5

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