petrolo, galatrona, igt 2001
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Galatrona is an unusual wine that was born in a warm vintage. There are ripe fruit nuances, yet they are never too pronounced. Instead, the wine expresses its sweet and sunny side thanks to curious aromas of candied fruit, apricot and plum cake. That fruity intensity is soft and luscious. This Tuscan Merlot offers a heavier feel in the mouth with velvety richness and some subtle granularity in terms of its texture. There is an overt level of dark fruit sweetness that stops shy of feeling cloying
A perfectly formed bodybuilder. Gorgeous aromas of crushed flowers and ripe red fruits, have hints of minerals. Very perfumed. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, delicious finish. Very refined indeed. Builds and builds on the palate. Dense. Merlot. Best after 2007. 850 cases made.