2014 Petrolo Galatrona
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $74.94 (reg. $99.94)
Few estates have done as much to realize the potential of Merlot as Petrolo. Outside of Bordeaux, the ‘Galatrona’ Merlot is one of the world’s great expressions of the grape and it speaks as much of the clay rich Vigna Galatrona, as it does the variety itself. It is perennially one of the most popular top shelf Merlot’s on the market, and is described as one of the "most sensual, pleasurable, beautiful wines of Tuscany" (Galloni).
The 2014 Galatrona upholds Petrolo’s reputation with notes of dark chocolate, spice, and loads of fresh dark red fruit. Showcasing everything that is beautiful about Merlot matched with the sundrenched personality of the Tuscan terroir, Galatrona is a must have for both collectors and casual Merlot drinkers alike.
Tuscany is arguably Merlot’s home away from home. Robert Parker has declared that “outside of Pomerol, the world's finest Merlot is produced in Tuscany" and Petrolo is at the top of the heap, crafting “rich, textured wines loaded with personality” (Galloni).
This legendary collectible is as delicious as ever and continues to hold its own against top efforts from Bordeaux and Napa. For a Grand Cru Classés level Merlot, Galatrona’s pricing is delightfully reasonable, particularly given its status among collectors. Enjoy today and over next 10-15 years.