18+ Points – Raymond Chan "Bright straw-yellow colour with pale green hues on edge, this has a softly fresh and full nose of concentrated, pure lime juices, white stonefruits and acacia florals, with richness and density. Dry to taste, the palate has elevated acidity providing raciness and zesty lime and apple-like flavours on a well-weighted palate with body, presence and concentration. The wine has very fine, smooth textures enlivened by the acidity which carries through to a sustained finish showing pure citrus fruit nuances. This should age well."
95 Points – Bob Campbell "Dense, vibrant and youthful Syrah with raspberry, black pepper, violet, leather and cigar box flavours. Powerful and slightly edgy wine with a structure of fine tannins and gently tangy acidity. Will age well."
Magdalena Sienkiewicz “This is Gaja’s first release from their Sicilian sites located on the ridges of Mount Etna. It was Angelo’s dream to produce wine from those ancient, volcanic soils and finally, we have the thrilling unveiling.
What a gorgeous perfume! The glass bursts with sweet mulberry, figs and tantalising sour cherry. Interestingly, I sampled this wine using both Zalto Bordeaux and Universal glasses. The Bordeaux glass reveals more complexity on the nose with gentle earthiness, violets and blue ink underlining the cascading fruit, while the Universal glass emanates with sweet berries and figs. The wine is such a joy to swish around the palate with Morello cherry and dried herbs. I love the gentle tart delight the IDDA brings. The tartness balances the array of berry fruit retaining great freshness on the palate. It’s impressively long, as its persistency delivers in a fine, soft caress. It’s utterly delicious and a perfect accompaniment to the long summer evenings. A real treat from Gaja without the extravagant price tag that many of their superb and fine wines retail at.”
97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey "Pour the wine for the table and settle back to the hushed silence (such are the incredible aromatics and complexity). Evocative notes of autumn unfurl alongside damson, cinnamon, sweet spice, violets, peony and unmistakable blood orange. The palate exudes grace and charm – I love the glossy feel to the texture with soft pumice textured tannins providing a little yin and yang. Brooding, yes, and certainly laid back in style. Unforced and incredibly natural. The wine has its own voice and doesn’t change its pitch for anyone. The flavour profile follows a similar vein, albeit the fruit component offers a touch more concentration. The earthy tones come across sweeter, there’s a little smoked meat which I imagine will develop with additional bottle age, and the spiced blood orange finish is harmony personified. A beautiful, beautiful wine which is an absolute joy to drink today. Yes, it will age, but I believe this wine is perfect now. Serve on the cooler side and be mindful of the sediment. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware (not decanted!)."