Gaja Langhe Darmagi 2013 750ml
JS94 JD92 WS91
James Suckling 94
A solid red as always with lots of currant, chocolate and walnut. Full and chewy, savory and dark chocolate. Very pretty tannins. A blend of cabernet, merlot and cabernet franc.
Jeb Dunnuck 92
The 2013 Darmagi is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon (there’s 3% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc) and comes from a small, 2.8-hectare vineyard. Aged 6-8 months in barrel before being moved to a larger oak cask for a year, it offers a Bordeaux-like character in its ripe dark fruits, tobacco, and damp earth aromas and flavors. Possessing medium-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity, and an elegant, seamless style on the palate, it’s a beautiful wine to drink over the coming 10-15 years. It’s the most mid-weight of the four vintages reviewed for this report, yet it’s impeccably balanced and a classy wine.
Wine Spectator 91
Complex aromas of black currant, plum, cedar and coconut introduce this intense red. The flavors are saturated and the oak spice well-integrated into the whole. Finishes with a touch of fresh thyme and sage, supported by firm, dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.