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Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2017 Wine Review

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2017

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2017

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2022-2029

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

Sangiovese wine grapes with some Merlot and Colorina added to the mix. The 2017 Chianti came from a hot vintage with drought conditions. Higher elevation vineyards did enjoy some cooling breezes overnight giving some relief to the grapes and balance to the wine. This example is intense with dark fruit, clove, anise, dark cherry, grilled wild herbs and smoky flavours on the palate with balanced acidity to match. Pour with a meat-lover's pizza.

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

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This Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2017 was reviewed on August 13, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is a lovely wine made only in special years. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, raisins, graphite, dried sage and tea, along with woodsmoke, hints of underbrush and leather. Medium bodied on the palate with vibrant acidity, and light, chalky tannins, and a ton of vibrant dark fruit, along with more graphite and spicy hints on the palate. Notes of smoke and spice carry through on a lengthy finish. Perfect to enjoy with a roasted leg of lamb or duck. Tons of flavour, wonderfully balanced. Enjoy!
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A very rich and structured Chianti at 14.5%, this wine is 80 % Sangiovese, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Taste of cherry, red fruit, herbs and well balanced oak. Decant or age. Pair with steak, lamb or tomato-based Italian dishes.
From the Tuscany wine region, Ruffino Ducale Oro Gran Selezione RIserva Chianti Classico 2017 is a dry, vibrant juicy red wine blend of Sangiovese with some Merlot and Colorina added to the mix. From a hot vintage with drought conditions, grapes were sourced from higher elevation vineyards with cooling overnight breezes giving the wine intense dark fruit, clove, anise, black cherry, raspberry, dried fruit and wild herb flavours smoky and long on the palate without sacrificing acidity. A great effort on this vintage under extreme climate conditions. Drink or hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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