2011 Petrolo Galatrona

ITALY / TUSCANY /

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SKU: 70129-2011-750

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$95.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (100% merlot): Good full ruby. Dark plum, mocha, aromatic herbs, minerals and spicy oak on the nose. Sweet, pliant and inviting, with ripe but very refined flavors of flinty black cherry, plum, mocha and menthol complicated by dried flowers. Finishes extremely long, with exceptional balance, lingering flint and coffee nuances, and sweet, building tannins. Very dense and concentrated but there's nothing over the top about this remarkably elegant wine. One of Italy's greatest merlots and an exceptional showing in a rather hot year, something that merlot doesn't normally take a shine to.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: September/October 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Round and polished, packed with violet, black currant, cherry, mineral and spice flavors, supported by dense tannins. Spice and toast accents linger on the extended finish. Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2026. 384 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2011 Galatrona is an immense and profound wine with great fruit intensity and lovely layers of richness and opulence. Galatrona is a pure expression of Merlot and is one of the best interpretations of the wine made anywhere on earth. What sets it apart is its Tuscan personality. In addition to soft cherry and blackberry, you get Mediterranean herb, tobacco and polished leather. The warmth of the 2011 vintage has succeeded in adding extra padding and textural richness to the wine. The tannins are luscious, soft and very smooth.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    This is a phenomenal pure merlot with blueberries, raspberries and hints of milk chocolate. Some nutmeg too. Full body with very fine yet chewy tannins and a long, intense finish. Reminds me of the amazing 1998. Best ever from here. Needs four or five years of bottle age to soften.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2013-2021
    Author: Kwak Tae young

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 782 bottles owned
  • 114 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 114 collectors)