Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.889 ratings
-no pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2017
Kyle

Wow! This is a hidden gem! Ripe color. Soft from start to finish but not boring. Plum. Tobacco. I would definitely buy again!

Wow! This is a hidden gem! Ripe color. Soft from start to finish but not boring. Plum. Tobacco. I would definitely buy again!

Jul 28th, 2022
Todd Stone

Medium garnet color with nose of plum, earth, tobacco (?) and oak. Fairy smooth with a slight acidic bite; a touch jammy with plum and maybe blackberries. On the dry side- does need food to balance. A definite red sauce wine pairing.

Medium garnet color with nose of plum, earth, tobacco (?) and oak. Fairy smooth with a slight acidic bite; a touch jammy with plum and maybe blackberries. On the dry side- does need food to balance. A definite red sauce wine pairing.

Sep 24th, 2021
Uluwehi

Bottle with dinner at Paesano. Dry with a little punch (but a good one!) that turns to a caress when decanted.

Bottle with dinner at Paesano. Dry with a little punch (but a good one!) that turns to a caress when decanted.

Mar 6th, 2021
John Gullett

Riserva 2015; cannot recall when bought or cost. I drank over 3 days. Better and better. Started at 8.9 ended at 9.1; really great. A very nice wine. Balanced; complex; nuanced.

Riserva 2015; cannot recall when bought or cost. I drank over 3 days. Better and better. Started at 8.9 ended at 9.1; really great. A very nice wine. Balanced; complex; nuanced.

Feb 22nd, 2021
Stacy Wang

I wasn’t able to appreciate this Chianti. I will give Chianti a try again in a few years.

I wasn’t able to appreciate this Chianti. I will give Chianti a try again in a few years.

Feb 17th, 2021
James Gerhart

Diverse aromas of cherry, sun dried tomatoes, bacon fat, smoke and cedar. Just the right amount of acid with a pleasant finish. Very enjoyable for chicken parm family dinner.

Diverse aromas of cherry, sun dried tomatoes, bacon fat, smoke and cedar. Just the right amount of acid with a pleasant finish. Very enjoyable for chicken parm family dinner.

Jul 6th, 2020
Agnieszka Mokrzan

Great with burgers and mushrooms.

Great with burgers and mushrooms.

May 10th, 2020
Colin Cahoon

Savory notes on the nose, loam, cooked mushroom, wet forrest floor, and seared beef. Dry on the palate with dried cranberry, tart strawberry, and slight tobacco notes. Moderate plus tannins and acid. Medium alcohol.

Savory notes on the nose, loam, cooked mushroom, wet forrest floor, and seared beef. Dry on the palate with dried cranberry, tart strawberry, and slight tobacco notes. Moderate plus tannins and acid. Medium alcohol.

Apr 24th, 2020
Dane Letourneau

Luxurious red berries and vanilla pod on the nose. A pleasant acidity mingling with oaky notes on the palate. A sweet, pleasant finish. Simple, wonderful, essential.

Luxurious red berries and vanilla pod on the nose. A pleasant acidity mingling with oaky notes on the palate. A sweet, pleasant finish. Simple, wonderful, essential.

Apr 24th, 2020