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Ruffino

Tuscany (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 10
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi 2000 Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi 2000
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Greppone Mazzi 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Greppone Mazzi 1999
Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001 Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001
Chianti Classico Tenuta Santedame 2004 Chianti Classico Tenuta Santedame 2004
La Solatia 2003 La Solatia 2003
Libaio 2004 Libaio 2004
Modus 2000 Modus 2000
Nero al Tondo 2001 Nero al Tondo 2001
Romitorio di Santedame 2001 Romitorio di Santedame 2001
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Lodola Nuova 2001 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Lodola Nuova 2001



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  Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi 2000, Ruffino (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi 2000

Ruffino (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) This Brunello di Montalcino shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, cinnamon, rosemary, cocoa and mace. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. A well made wine. This Brunello di Montalcino ages for 36 months in cask followed by about 8 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

January 2006



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  Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Greppone Mazzi 1999, Ruffino (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Greppone Mazzi 1999

Ruffino (Italy)

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany) This Brunello di Montalcino shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and raspberry followed by aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, cyclamen, carob, mace, menthol, graphite and hints of black pepper. The mouth has very good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of plum, black cherry and raspberry. A well made wine. Greppone Mazzi Riserva ages for more than 40 months in cask followed by about 8 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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  Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001, Ruffino (Italy)

Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2001

Ruffino (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese (85%), Colorino (10%), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) This Chianti Classico shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, blueberry and black cherry followed by aromas of blackberry, violet, vanilla, licorice, carob and mace. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and blueberry. Riserva Ducale Oro ages for 5 months in barrique followed by 28 months in cask and at least 4 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Braised meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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  Chianti Classico Tenuta Santedame 2004, Ruffino (Italy)  

Chianti Classico Tenuta Santedame 2004

Ruffino (Italy)

Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Sangiovese
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧

Chianti Classico (Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, black currant, blueberry, violet, vanilla and carob. The moth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of plum and black cherry. This Chianti Classico ages in barrique for 4 months followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

January 2006



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  La Solatia 2003, Ruffino (Italy)

La Solatia 2003

Ruffino (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Chardonnay (90%), Viognier (10%)
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) This wine shows a pale straw yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of banana, acacia and vanilla followed by aromas of litchi, pineapple, pear, apple, peach, toasted and hawthorn. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of banana, pear and pineapple. La Solatia ages for 3 months in barrique followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Stuffed pasta, Fish and mushrooms soups, Broiled fish, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

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  Libaio 2004, Ruffino (Italy)  

Libaio 2004

Ruffino (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Chardonnay
White Wine White Wine Score: ✧✧✧

(Tuscany) The wine shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of pear and apple followed by aromas of banana, pineapple, hawthorn, broom and peach. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of peach and pear. Libaio ages in steel tanks.

Alcohol: 13%

Fried fish, Pasta and risotto with fish and crustaceans, Sauteed crustaceans

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

January 2006



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  Modus 2000, Ruffino (Italy)

Modus 2000

Ruffino (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (25%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) The wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and blackberry followed by aromas of black currant, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, chocolate, pink pepper, menthol and hints of enamel. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and however balance by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum. A well made wine. Modus ages for 16-18 months in barrique followed by at least 8 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

January 2006



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  Nero al Tondo 2001, Ruffino (Italy)

Nero al Tondo 2001

Ruffino (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Pinot Nero
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of cherry, plum and raspberry followed by aromas of strawberry, rose, blueberry, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate, leather, pink pepper and mace. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. A well made wine. Nero al Tondo ages in barrique for 12 months.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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  Romitorio di Santedame 2001, Ruffino (Italy)

Romitorio di Santedame 2001

Ruffino (Italy)

(Tuscany)
Colorino (60%), Merlot (40%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Tuscany) Romitorio di Santedame shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of cherry, plum and blueberry followed by aromas of black currant, blackberry, violet, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, cocoa, clove and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Romitorio di Santedame ages for about 18 months in barrique followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Lodola Nuova 2001, Ruffino (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Lodola Nuova 2001

Ruffino (Italy)

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany)
Prugnolo Gentile (90%), Merlot (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) This wine shows an intense ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of black cherry and plum followed by aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, violet, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, cocoa, cinnamon, mace and menthol. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a tannic attack and pleasing crispness, however well balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry, plum and blueberry. A well made wine. Lodola Nuova Riserva ages for 30 months in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Braised and stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 38, February 2006


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