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Ruffino “Riserva Ducale Oro” Chianti Classico 1999
Tasting Notes : Clay and sandy soil, rich in fossils, ~85% sangiovese, ~15% colorino, and trace amounts of cabernet sauvignon, and merlot (varietal estimates based on 2000 vintage), aged in oak casks for 24 months, 13% vol. Clear, brick-red in the glass. A subtle and very elegant nose of black cherries and sweet oak, herbs and spices. Smooth texture, medium tannins and bitter-sweet dark chocolate comes out on the palate. More dark cherry flavors are displayed. There is a very nice acidic balance, although the bitterness is slightly over-done, suggesting that this wine definitely calls for a nice beefy meal to accompany it. On the finish the dark chocolate and tannins linger.
Rating : 13/20 (85/100)
Price : $33.09 @ Winelibrary.com


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