petrolo, galatrona, igt 2015
JAMES SUCKLING
99
JEB DUNNUCK
97

2015 petrolo, galatrona, igt

Why We're Buying

Petrolo Terre di Galatrona Toscana IGT is the estate’s most acclaimed wine. It features the finest grapes from the sprawling vineyards and is produced in limited quantities. The merlot’s cult status has investors paying three-digits per bottle, with critics praising it for “wonderful drive and depth.”

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
99

James Suckling

Terrific aromas of violets, roses and raspberries with hints of strawberries and brown sugar. Full body. Phenomenal layers of focused fruit and polished velvety tannins. This is the Galatrona that everyone has been waiting for. It's the vintage that shows depth and power yet wonderful finesse and focus. Best ever. Drink from 2023 but already electrifying.

JEB DUNNUCK
97

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Galatrona is another gem from this estate. Made from a single vineyard and 100% Merlot brought up in one-third new French oak, its vibrant purple color is followed by a heavenly bouquet of crème de cassis, black cherries, leafy herbs, crushed rock, and violets. Incredibly pure and finesse-driven on the palate, yet still concentrated and powerful, its building tannin and integrated acidity all point to a very long life.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Galatrona is one of the best Merlots made in Italy (definitely in the top five) and this vintage keeps the banner flying high. The 2015 Galatrona is luscious, soft, soothing and ever-so intense. The wine wraps thickly over the senses and the palate with lasting flavors of dark fruit and spice. Specifically, you get black cherry, pressed blackberry, toasted spice and bitter chocolate or fragrant espresso. The wine shows depth and length, width and soaring heights. It's young now, so put the bottle at the back of your cellar.