The nose is complex with appealing notes of carob and tamarind. On the palate, it shows younger and vibrant notes of grapefruit, red orange and Mediterranean botanical herbs. Extremely juicy, with high acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and has a marked savouriness, which is very typical of Magari. It has promising aging potential.
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are harvested at optimum ripeness, with an excellent balance of sugars, tannins and acidity. The three varieties are fermented and macerated separately, for around 15 days, before ageing for 12 months in oak (again, separartely). After this 12 months, the blending takes places before considerable bottle ageing before release.
The 2017 vintage (currently in-stock) was one of exceptional quality, and great ageing potential. The small bunch sizes, and aggressive vineyard management to counter the vintage's high temperatures resulted in a great intensity and quality, however, they were also responsibe for a harvest which was nearly half the previous year's.
Drink: 2020-2030+ | Wine Advocate: 94+ pts