James Suckling tastes the two most recent vintages in bottle of Petrolo’s Galatrona with owner Luca Sanjust. He awards the Petrolo Galatrona his No. 10 Best Collectible Wine of Tuscany. James says the pure Merlot has class and texture with vivid fruit and soft velvety tannins. Here are his tasting notes:
“2009 Petrolo Toscana Galatrona: Amazing aromas of black truffles, crushed blackberries and dark chocolate. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit that is layered and gorgeous. The finish is fruity, long and stylish. Give it three years to come together. Best after 2013. 97 points.”
“2008 Petrolo Toscana Galatrona: This shows lots of smoky and meaty aromas with black olives and brown sugar. Balsamic too! It’s full-bodied and velvety with a beautiful finish. Why wait? 95 points.”
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