2006 Ruffino - Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Tan Label
Intense ruby red color. The 2006 Riserva Ducale is characterised by particularly fragrant, fruity notes, typical of this vintage. Sweet cherries and red berry fruits meet with delicately spicy hints of cigar box and white pepper grains and elegant scents of red roses and flint. Fruity, soothing and well-balanced, the taste reveals velvety tannins and a enjoyable spicy sensation. The ageing in oak enriches the fruity core with hints of cacao and cloves. The long-lingering aftertaste adds intriguing notes of rosemary and figs.
Wine Spectator: 90 Points
Blueberry and mineral aromas, with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich core of raspberry fruit and lemony acidity. Best after 2009.
Wine Enthusiast: 87 Points
A classic Sangiovese. What sets Riserva Ducale apart is the elegant and delicate nature of its wild berry and light spice aromas. The wine is in no way overwhelming or heavy and in fact makes a perfect companion to our favorite Italian foods.