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    Ruffino Il Ducale 2007
    Other Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WS90
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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 106163

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah

    The wine displays a ruby red core with violet reflections. The bouquet is complex and intense, with outstanding notes of cassis, cherries jam, plums and chocolate. Then it shows very clean flavors of tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus and spice. The zingy notes added by Syrah perfectly match with the sensations of red and black fruit and aromatic herbs, given by Sangiovese and even with the roundness typical of Merlot.

    On the palate the wine is Medium bodied, with an initial predominance of fruity notes, that slowly match with round and elegant tannins. The finish is almost sweet, and the very long aftertaste brings notes of ripe fruits together with aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.

    A modern Tuscan wine born from Ruffino's century old winemaking tradition.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A little lean, but there's plenty of ripe fruit, offering berry and blueberry aromas and flavors, with hints of light toasty oak. This should soften with bottle age. Best after 2011.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Ricky2006 (3/30/2011)
    A very great wine with a smooth, soft taste to the palate. The price of this wine is so reasonable for its class; I am so shocked and surprised to notice that it has such reviews. I have known this wine since 2008, when it was offered at an Italian Restaurant with a Pizza Margarita as the main dish. I have followed it ever since! Try it, and you'll see you found a great wine! Hope you enjoy it as I do! Holding my glass with Il Ducale I say to you:Salute!
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    Bob Corcoran (11/30/2010)
    Decant it for 20 minutes or so and enjoy the velvety smoothness of this tuscan beauty - left me feeling warm all over - I'd buy again and serve it with dinner!
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    sabre76 (10/7/2010)
    This was a disappointment, especially with the good rating from WE. I felt this was past its prime and a bit harsh.
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    DJLeighton (4/27/2011)

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