2006, Petrolo, Galatrona

Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 94+

Drinking Dates: 2016-2026

Critic: Ian D'Agata

Tasted: 01-Sep-2016

The 2013 Galatrona pretty much sold out in pre sales before it's official release last year. The quality is outstanding and the Merlot grape offers a heightened sense of sharpness and focus in a slightly cooler vintage such as this. Galatrona exhibits a plush and rich bouquet that is embellished with soft cherry and blackberry nuances followed by spice, sweet tobacco, chocolate and crushed granite. The wine is amply fleshed out and generous. It offers an incredible sense of overall balance and irresistible drinking pleasure.