2007 Petrolo - Galatrona 750ml

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WS 98   WA 95+   IWC 94   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

This has a great color, with fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry, violet, toasty oak and black olive. Full-bodied, with powerful, ripe tannins and amazing flavors of blueberry, dark chocolate and toast. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Reminds me of the 1989 Pétrus. A stunning Merlot.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95+

Petrolo's 2007 Galatrona (Merlot) is another of the successes of the vintage. It is a dark, seamless Galatrona packed with dark fruit, cassis, minerals and French oak. Despite the wine's opulence and richness, the fruit retains considerable clarity as well as nuance. Today the French oak is a touch pronounced, but in a few years this dense, plush Merlot from impeccably-farmed hillside vineyards should be firing on all cylinders.

Drink Dates: 2012-2027
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 191

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($130; 100% merlot; 18 months in all-new barriques; 14.3% alcohol) Inky black-purple. Spicy black cherry and forest floor aromas are complicated by very intense, pure notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and fleshy on entry, with nicely balanced milk chocolate and black plum flavors complemented by minerals, herbs and more coffee. Large-scaled and broad on the back end, finishing with peppery yet silky-smooth tannins and a salty edge. This mesmerizing wine will not let go of your palate. Not the most refined version of merlot you'll ever try, but sure to be one of the most impressive.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 151

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/05/2012
Initially very tight, but opened up beautifully with a little time and air. Less acidity than many Tuscans. Great with food but also a good sipping wine.

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Average rating: 96, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

575 bottles owned by 117 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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