Ottawa, ON

March 2022

Matt’s review: Ruffino’s Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione is produced only in the best vintages, a tradition started in 1947 to showcase the finest fruit from Ruffino’s acclaimed vineyards. The 2017 vintage has fruit from Ruffino’s Gretole and Santedame estates in the renowned Castellina subregion of Chianti Classico. First impression shows a gorgeous bouquet bursting with dark cherry, dried fruits, chocolate, resinous balsamic notes, wood spice, along with graphite and sous bois. Elegant, silky smooth, and beautifully balanced, Ruffino’s Riserva Ducale Oro showcases the best of this storied region in an accessible offering making it great for enjoying regularly with charcoal grilled steaks and also a perfect gift for any wine lover looking for a premium wine that’s ready to enjoy now but also worthy of another decade of aging. With nearly a half decade of age it’s ready for immediate enjoyment and will show beautifully over the next two decades. Enjoy with rich dishes such as pasta bolognese, mushroom risotto, or cinghiale in umido (stewed wild boar). Enjoy 2022-2035. Tasted March 2022. 94 points. Matt Steeves –

Available at LCBO – $49.95