2017 Petrolo Galatrona IGT
Merlot - 750ML
2017 Petrolo Galatrona IGT
  • JS 97
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • W&S 94
  • WS 92

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This is incredibly fresh for a 2017 with a well-executed, reductive edge; it opens with rosemary, thyme and tea leaves, before moving through blackcurrants, dark cherries, brambleberries, ash, tobacco and citrus. Dense...   This is incredibly fresh for a 2017 with a well-executed, reductive edge; it opens with rosemary, thyme and tea leaves, before moving through blackcurrants, dark cherries, brambleberries, ash, tobacco and citrus. Dense, full-bodied and very chewy, this remains incredulously fine and elegant. Robust and enveloping tannins coat the mouth and mold the wild fruit into a sleek, pliable package. Finally, a string of refreshing acidity lifts the finish long and complex. Drink now, but better after 2026.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
Despite the hardships of the vintage, Luca Sanjust and the team at Petrolo poured all their focus and attention into creating this wine. The 2017 Galatrona shows a hot-vintage interpretation of Merlot that never feels too...   Despite the hardships of the vintage, Luca Sanjust and the team at Petrolo poured all their focus and attention into creating this wine. The 2017 Galatrona shows a hot-vintage interpretation of Merlot that never feels too ripe or heavy. Instead, this wine ushers forth a remarkable succession of balsam herb-like aromas with Mediterranean shrub, rosemary essence and wild sage. Those garden-fresh aromas accompany the dark blackberry fruit that gives this wine its important center of gravity. The Merlot harvest came two weeks early in 2017, and yields were greatly reduced. I am suggesting a slightly shorter drinking window for the 2017 vintage compared to the cellar-worthy 2016 edition. - ML  
VN 94
Vinous, August 2019
The 2017 Galatrona is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Even with all of its intensity, the 2017 has just enough aromatic nuance and delineation to keep things in check. Espresso, mocha, black cherry, menthol and licorice infuse...   The 2017 Galatrona is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Even with all of its intensity, the 2017 has just enough aromatic nuance and delineation to keep things in check. Espresso, mocha, black cherry, menthol and licorice infuse this plush, dense Merlot with tons of character. This is such a gorgeous and sumptuous wine. -- Antonio Galloni  
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, October 2020
This merlot gained densely packed flavors of plum and blackberry in the warm and dry summer of 2017. Aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, just one-third new, it’s lush and subtly spiced, staying on the right side...   This merlot gained densely packed flavors of plum and blackberry in the warm and dry summer of 2017. Aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, just one-third new, it’s lush and subtly spiced, staying on the right side of opulence. It finishes long and fully dry on lingering notes of tobacco and dried thyme. —S.J.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2020
Offers plum, black cherry, violet, earth, leather and wild herb flavors. Dense, beefy tannins join the party in the end, yet this shows freshness and ample fruit, with richness for balance. Merlot. Best from 2022 through...   Offers plum, black cherry, violet, earth, leather and wild herb flavors. Dense, beefy tannins join the party in the end, yet this shows freshness and ample fruit, with richness for balance. Merlot. Best from 2022 through 2032. – BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML