Petrolo Galatrona Vertical Collection: 1 Ea 2007, 2 Ea 2009, 1 Ea 2010, 2 Ea 2013 Vv (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
This Special Collection of 6 Bottles includes: 1ea 2007, 2ea 2009, 1ea 2010, 2ea 2013
2007 - 98 Points James Suckling: 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 Petrus. A stunning Merlot. Best after 2012.
2009 - 97 Points James Suckling: Amazing aromas of black truffles, crushed blackberries and dark chocolate. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit that is layered and gorgeous. The finish is fruity, long and stylish. Give it three years to come together. Best after 2013.
2010 - 95 Points James Suckling: Aromas of black olives, violets and fresh fruit follow through to a full body, with a dense palate of dark fruits and olives. Long and polished. Handmade wine. You sense it. Pure Merlot sensation. Try in 2014.
2013 - 95 Points James Suckling: The violets and blackberries show wonderfully on the nose here, yet this remains subtle and complete with hints of walnuts. Full body, ultra-fine and firm tannins and a beautiful fruit and mineral undertone. Tight and substantial. So layered. Another example of finesse and beauty here with this pure merlot. Better in 2018.