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.
Smooth & Supple
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!
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!
This was a disappointment, especially with the good rating from WE. I felt this was past its prime and a bit harsh.