2007 Petrolo Galatrona IGT

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  • Merlot
  • 1.5L
  • WS 98
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2007 Petrolo Galatrona IGT

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
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... 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 Pétrus. A stunning Merlot. Best after 2012. 1250 cases made.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2010
Petrolo's 2007 Galatrona (Merlot) is another of the successes of the vintage. It is a dark seamless Galatrona packed with dark fruit cassis minerals and French oak. Despite the wine's opulence and richness the fruit... Petrolo's 2007 Galatrona (Merlot) is another of the successes of the vintage. It is a dark seamless Galatrona packed with dark fruit cassis minerals and French oak. Despite the wine's opulence and richness the fruit retains considerable clarity as well as nuance. Today the French oak is a touch pronounced but in a few years this dense plush Merlot from impeccably-farmed hillside vineyards should be firing on all cylinders. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
($130; 100% merlot; 18 months in all-new barriques; 14.3% alcohol) Inky black-purple. Spicy black cherry and forest floor aromas are complicated by very intense pure notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and fleshy on... ($130; 100% merlot; 18 months in all-new barriques; 14.3% alcohol) Inky black-purple. Spicy black cherry and forest floor aromas are complicated by very intense pure notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and fleshy on entry with nicely balanced milk chocolate and black plum flavors complemented by minerals herbs and more coffee. Large-scaled and broad on the back end finishing with peppery yet silky-smooth tannins and a salty edge. This mesmerizing wine will not let go of your palate. Not the most refined version of merlot you'll ever try but sure to be one of the most impressive.