Angelo Gaja’s Ca’Marcanda estate has hit its stride with this latest set of wines. His management of the 2011 heat is impressive, resulting in wines with power and finesse. Ca’Marcanda never seems to get the attention it deserves, and the wines are indeed pricy. Nonetheless, they are among the finest expressions on the Tuscan coast.
“The 2011 Magari IGT is a soft and savory wine that boasts dark extraction and a high degree of aromatic intensity. Lush cherry and blackberry emerge from this blend of mostly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. You feel a point of alcoholic heat that is in line with the warm 2011 vintage, that extra power folds nicely within the broad texture of the mouthfeel. 93 points. Drink 2015-2025.” – Monica Larner, erobertparker.com.