2019 Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari Toscana IGT Tuscany Italy
The 2019 Magari has Glowing, intense color and shows a complex character without being brash. The nose opens up little by little, it starts fresh to then develop to ripe red fruits, followed by graphite, juniper and liquorice. The palate is sweet and long, with notes of mulberry and sour cherry. The fine-grained tannins are extremely silky. The finish is sapid.
Blend: 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Rated 95 Points Wine & Spirits
Cabernet franc makes up 60 per- cent of Magari, bolstering the blend’s structure and freshness (it no longer includes merlot). The wine’s flavors of blackcurrant and plum show a pleasant tangy edge, its earthy tannins firmly guiding the fruit tones without overwhelming them. Hints of licorice and graphite emerge with air, and the dark fruit mingles with iodine notes on the long, seamless finish.
Rated 94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Ca' Marcanda 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Magari offers a surprisingly subtle side to the three very powerful grapes that make up the blend. These are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The bouquet is generous and full, with an intricate embroidery of lavender flower, garden herb, black fruit, spice and tobacco. You might even detect a hint of black olive. Magari is structured and solid but never heavy, and it offers a good sense of fresh acidity that makes for a lively and bright finish. That more acidic vein is neatly folded into ample fruity sweetness and flavor.
Rated 93 points James Suckling
This is a firm yet velvety-textured red with blackberry, sage, pine-needle and dried-flower aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a lovely mouth feel and a long finish. Drink after 2023, when everything will have come more together.
Rated 91 Points Wine Spectator
Starts out rich, yet underscored by vibrant acidity and a line of refined tannins, which provide the support for this red's black currant, black cherry, wild herb and iron flavors. Finishes lean and firm. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2030.