Ottawa, ON

January 2018

Ruffino Il Ducale

Matt’s review: Il Ducale combines some of the favourite characteristics of Tuscan wines in one affordable bottle for all to enjoy. A blend of 45% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot, and 15% Syrah, it’s packed with delicious array of aromas and flavours including dark plum, blackberry, black currant, tea, pepper, clove, and underbrush. Generous dark fruit flavours with dusty textured tannins make this a terrific wine to enjoy with grilled steaks, such as the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina, or Tuscan pici with lamb ragu. Enjoy 2018-2022. Tasted January 2018. 89 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available at LCBO – $19.90