Very dark purple, close to black but beginning to lighten with age, this Darmagi is my favourite ever produced from a super vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% Cabernet Franc this comes forth in the nose of blackcurrents and oak mixed with tobacco and vanilla. It's on the palate where this wine really show's quality with a kinder acidity and well balanced tannins. Full bodied and lustrous with a long and fruity finish. Needs another 5 years to be at its best.
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Red wine - 1997 - Gaja Darmagi - Italy - Region: Piemonte - Apellation: Piemonte - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.
At this stage the 1997s look to be the finest wines Gaja has ever made. My enthusiasm is obviously due in part to the stylistic preference I have for more opulently textured wines with lower acidity and thus a broader window of drinkability. The black/purple-colored 1997 Darmaggi Cabernet Sauvignon possesses fabulous extract huge quantities of tannin sensational unctuosity thickness and richness and fabulously pure black fruits intertwined with pain grille and earth. The wine is totally unevolved but loaded with fabulous potential. Its low acidity suggests it will be drinkable before 995 or 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1997 - Gaja Darmagi - Italy - Region: Piemonte - Apellation: Piemonte - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.