"Ruffino's most famous label is the gold-label Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, first produced in 1947. The 2001 rendition capably maintains the tradition, combining coffee, prune and tobacco scents with flavors of ripe plums and dark earth. Tannins give a richly textured feel in the mouth, the drying finish balanced by ample fruit."
"This shows a raisiny tar character with hints of brown sugar. Full-bodied and very rich, with
velvety tannins. This will improve with age."