Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 1974
The DOC to come out best was Chianti Rufina, where the cooler microclimate produced results well above those of the rest of the region. Chianti Classico had body and extract but not much fruit. Some producers preferred it to the 1975s, but results were mixed and only a handful of Riservas left their mark on the vintage. Both Brunello and Vino Nobile were on the light side and tended to dry out quickly.
- Decanter Vintage Report