Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2012

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Color: Deep garnet with blue tinges. Aroma: Lush Merlot fruit and spicy Cabernet aromas. Taste: Magari showcases the essence of the upper Maremma. It's a full, rich, well rounded wine with an elegant, silky finish.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateUpped to a Bolgheri status (previously this wine was identified as a Toscana IGT), the 2012 Bolgheri Magari is simply delightful. This vintage shows extra heft and dimension that allows the wine to spread smoothly over the palate. Merlot is blended with Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon, and the taste profile in the 2012 vintage definitely favors the Merlot component. Soft cherry and dark berry segue to spice and moist tobacco. The structure of the two Cabernet varieties shows in the mouth where the wine is elegant and tight. It needs more time for bottle evolution.

Monica Larner, October 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRich and bursting with cedar, licorice, black currant and sandalwood aromas and flavors, this red is dense and chewy. Balanced and long, this begs for grilled steak or a roast. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2022. 10,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2015