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2012 Petrolo - Galatrona

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Merlot
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SKU: 70129-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Black currant, black cherry, herb and spice notes combine in this aromatic, vibrant and rich red. There's grip on the finish, which echoes the youthful fruit and spice flavors. Merlot. Best from 2017 through 2024. 300 cases imported.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Ripe and jammy aromas emerge from the bouquet of the 2012 Galatrona. This pure expression of Merlot remains sharp and delineated overall, but the extra time in the bottle has given prominence to the wine's inherently fruity side. The 2012 growing season was characterized by intense heat that lasted three weeks in August. The harvest came earlier as a result and crews went out to pick fruit on September 7th. This is a soft and deeply succulent wine with sweet cherry, blackberry, spice and marked aromas of balsam herb or rosemary twig. Some dried prune and raisin appears on the close. I recommend a medium-term drinking window.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    Very racy and refined with bright acidity and a blueberry and dark-chocolate character. Love the interplay of acidity and ripe fruit. Minerals and dark fruits, too. Very Pomerol. Pure merlot. Better in 2016 when it softens.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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

    • 189 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors