Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2018
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
This is fine-tannined with berry, chocolate and cedar character. It’s medium-bodied with beautiful fruit and a cherry, toffee and cedar aftertaste. Rich and fresh at the same time.
Made with 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino, this opens with alluring aromas that evoke iris, dark-skinned berry, sunbaked earth and leather. The structured palate delivers dried black cherry, cranberry jam, licorice and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Enjoy 2021-2029.
The 2015 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Riserva Ducale Oro shows some signs of the summer heat with scorched earth, black olive and rosemary essence. The intensity of the primary fruit fades slightly to the back now that we are four years after the harvest. This mid-weight wine is slightly more textured in terms of tannins and mouthfeel. Pair it with a porcini ravioli and a sausage ragù. The blend is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino.