Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (750ml)

Petrolo Galatrona 2016 (750ml)

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Italy
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$158.00
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$158.00
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This is the flagship wine from Luca Sanjust's Petrolo estate located not too far from Arezzo in the Valdarno area of eastern Tuscany. The 2016 Galatrona is indeed a masterpiece to behold. This wine offers thick layering and deep intensity with aromas that offer an incredible range, starting off with luscious dark chocolate on one side and ending with fragrant white truffle on the far end of its long aromatic trajectory. You get plummy fruit, spice, sweet tobacco and tilled earth packed tight in between. This full-bodied Merlot is softly textured and succulent with long-lasting flavor intensity on the close. Petrolo's Merlot is planted in a ten-hectare parcel distinguished by thick clay soils. I have been watching Galatrona's evolution for years and have tasted the wine on occasion in various vertical tastings. This is my favorite vintage made thus far. Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

This is full of enticing blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors, with a spine of acidity, iron accents and beefy tannins. Long and well-proportioned, this needs time to integrate. Tobacco and spice hints detail the finish. Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Grape Varietal: 100% Merlot

Critic Rating: Wine Advocate 98 Points, Wine Spectator 95 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2040