Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2003

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This week brings another Wine Blogging Wednesday Extravaganza brought to you by Andrew from His clever theme involved picking any Italian wine and then giving a tasting note in 7 words. WBW’s have had an illustrious tradition of encouraging the humble wine blogger to break their regular patterns and do something creative, whether it is trying an unheard of region, a unique varietal, or in this case approaching wine in a unique fashion.

The wine I chose for this week was a special pick from my cellar – a 2003 Ruffino Chianti Classic Riserva Ducale Oro – a renowned chianti. And, without further ado here is the review:

“Fruit alive with wit, but classically tempered.”

I look forward to reading everyone else’s notes! My full tasting notes are as follows:
This is a beautiful wine – in fact one of the best I’ve ever tasted. It consists of stunning fruit, excellent balance, perfect acitidy (crisp but mellow), and moderate and well structured tannins. The fruit is very light berry flavours like rasberry and strawberry, but it is tempered by earth and stone-like sentiments and structured, as I suggested in my 7 word review, with great wit and yet with a strong classical temperament. Great wine, great theme, great night.
$50 at BCLDB


  1. Andrew
    February 15, 2008

    glad you enjoyed the wine as well as the 7 word challenge! Many thanks for taking part.

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