2004 Petrolo - Galatrona 750ml

Italy - Tuscany/ Red / Merlot   |     Watch

WS 97   WA 96   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

Fabulous aromas of crushed berries, milk chocolate and flowers. Very complex and multilayered. Full-bodied, with gorgeous flavors and an ultrafine finish. Goes on and on. The high quality and subtlety of the tannins is impressive. Greatest ever from this producer. Le Pin of Tuscany. Merlot. 1,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The estate's 2004 Galatrona (100% Merlot) is a stunner. Dark ruby in hue, it is wonderfully alive, bursting from the glass with an irresistible array of tobacco, smoke, dark cherries, tobacco, menthol, spice and roasted coffee bean nuances that are delicately interwoven in its silky-textured frame. This gorgeous effort is hard to resist today, yet its superb length and finessed tannins indicate it is built to age gracefully. While not inexpensive, Petrolo's Galatrona offers terrific relative value in today's marketplace. It is not to be missed. Readers who want to experience the sheer pleasure Galatrona can provide should check out the 2000, which is drinking beautifully now.

Drink Dates: 2009-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 171

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Arnie
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/25/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Wonderfully concentrated with dark berries. Good balance of fruit to alcohol. I don't know how this will get better as integration tastes complete. Certainly drink this wine after any Pinot, Brunello, Barolo, and some cabs. It is very dominant.

Average rating: 97, based on 3 reviews
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671 bottles owned by 194 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Merlot

Merlot shares many of the same profile descriptors as Cabernet Sauvignon including plum, blackberry, chocolate and mocha. Bordeaux's Right Bank, such as in Pomerol and St.-Emilion, is the traditional home to this red grape, but it is grown all over the world. Merlot is either bottled on its own or is blended with other red grapes.

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