Wine & Spirits 90 points - With the 2010 vintage, Ducale Oro Riserva gained Gran Selezione status. Harvested from galestro-rich soils in Castellina, the wine includes 20 percent cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Notes of clove, anise and coffee accent flavors of plum and cherry. Its dry and balanced finish would play well with the richness of slow-roasted pork shoulder.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Made with Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, this opens with aromas of toast, espresso, sunbaked earth and mature plum. The structured palate offers black cherries marinated in spirits, vanilla, toasted oak and coffee, while firm, fine-grained tannins provide the framework.
Wine Spectator 90 points - A complex red, evoking cherry, strawberry, tobacco, tar and underbrush aromas and flavors. Harmonious and detailed, this lingers with an aftertaste of fruit, earth and woodsy notes. Drink now through 2023. 40,000 cases made.
(Apr 30 2016)
James Suckling 91 points - Lots of dried berry, orange peel and ginger aromas follow through to a full body with chewy tannins. Tangy finish. Rich and delicious. Drink now.
Riserva Ducale Oro's distinctive Tuscan bouquet offers notes of violet, cherry and plum. This wine has a well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Full bodied and well balanced, Riserva Ducale Oro has round yet impressive tannins that lead to a lengthy finish.
|With its long history , Ruffino is a living symbol of the quality progress which the entire Italian wine sector has undertaken through the twentieth century.
Ruffino’s production philosophy is based on two leading concepts: The quality of its wines and the expression of the territories where these wines are produced - a winemaking art which Ruffino has refined throughout the decades.
With the desire to bring the best quality the Tuscan territory has to offer to wine lovers all over the world, Ruffino has contributed significantly to the creation of the fine image which Italian winemaking holds on the international wine scene today.
Chianti Ruffino, followed by Riserva Ducale, was one of the very first wines to cross the Italian border and introduce Italian wine to the world.
Present in over 85 countries covering 5 continents, Ruffino is an international leader of great wines ”Made in Italy!