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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer RUFFINO
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Fairly deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, intense, sandalwood-tinged, ripe plum-cherry puree nose with some gently cedary, mineral-tinged, red licorice notes. Dry, medium bodied, fairly well structured, harmonious, very slightly spicy, bright, elegant, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, lifted, gently cedary, sandalwood-tinged finish. This new blend 85% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, and 5% Colorino has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19056 on the lower part of the glass bottle. I slightly preferred the bigger 2014 (***) with 14.5% alcohol that was released on December 7, 2019 at $47.95. CSPC 353201
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(91 points)
Slightly Spicy, Ripe, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: 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 ragł. The blend is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino. Drink date: 2019-2027. Score - 90 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, Sept. 19, 2019) Price $ 47.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 13, 2020
Cases bought 351 (6 bottles per case)

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