Reviewed on 2017-12-08
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2011
Appellation
Tuscany
Italy
ABV 14.5%
Price $31.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner With The Parents, Impressing On A Budget, Long-Term Aging, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese , Tempranillo

Ruffino ‘Riserva Ducale Oro’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011 Review

Proof that Chianti is more than carafe wine, this Gran Selezione could pass for a Brunello di Montalcino, striking the right balance between sour Sangiovese fruit and supple, toasty richness from a portion of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sultry and compelling on the nose, black cherry, vanilla, wet earth, and cigar balance on all ends of the spectrum, contrasting with tangy canned tomato and bitter herbs on the palate.

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Ruffino ‘Riserva Ducale Oro’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011
Proof that Chianti is more than carafe wine, this Gran Selezione could pass for a Brunello di Montalcino, striking the right balance between sour Sangiovese fruit and supple, toasty richness from a portion of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sultry and compelling on the nose, black cherry, vanilla, wet earth, and cigar balance on all ends of the spectrum, contrasting with tangy canned tomato and bitter herbs on the palate.

Reviewed On: 12-08-2017
91
POINTS
Ruffino ‘Riserva Ducale Oro’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011
Proof that Chianti is more than carafe wine, this Gran Selezione could pass for a Brunello di Montalcino, striking the right balance between sour Sangiovese fruit and supple, toasty richness from a portion of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Sultry and compelling on the nose, black cherry, vanilla, wet earth, and cigar balance on all ends of the spectrum, contrasting with tangy canned tomato and bitter herbs on the palate.

Reviewed On: 12-08-2017