Home

Start a new search!

RISERVA DUCALE ORO GRAN SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO 2016 DOCG
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer RUFFINO
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. From an outstanding year, this icon offers reliable drinkability and pleasure. Deep intense purple colour the nose is slightly spicy and sandalwood-tinged with Fairly deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, intense, sandalwood-intense, ripe plum-cherry puree fruit along with gently cedary, mineral-tinged, red licorice notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, harmonious, very slightly spicy, bright, elegant, rntense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, lifted, gently cedary, sandalwood-tinged finish. This new blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot was aged for three years in oak, stainless steel and concrete vats. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L20275 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Better than the 2015 (***) that was released on October 31, 2020 at $49.95. CSPC 353201
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(92 points)
Ripe, Well Sructured, Elegant
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Ruffino's \"Oro\" (gold) Riserva Ducale is produced only in exceptional vintages. The estate-grown grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is aged for 36 months. This is a wine of great pedigree that shows complex, layered dark fruit and earth notes and will age for 15+ years. Try it tonight with grilled rosemary lamb. Price $ 49.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 12, 2021
Cases bought 352 (6 bottles per case)

Check LCBO Availability

Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

Copyright Vintage Assessments 2022
Prior written permission is required for any form of reproduction
 (electronic or other wise) and/or quotation.
Contact Michael Vaughan at mbv@uniserve.com