Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot

9.318 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Craig Stanfield

Has brett on opening. Rich, dark fruit with tobacco. Needs air. This was probably too soon to open this guy but maybe with a decant it’ll be a different story. After a few hours decanting the wine shines more. The brett blew off and the nose is more perfumed. Still, it’s tightly wound and doesn’t display the brilliance that seemingly would come with a score that one critic gave it of 98 points. But I do wonder if with a few more years more layers will unfold.

Has brett on opening. Rich, dark fruit with tobacco. Needs air. This was probably too soon to open this guy but maybe with a decant it’ll be a different story. After a few hours decanting the wine shines more. The brett blew off and the nose is more perfumed. Still, it’s tightly wound and doesn’t display the brilliance that seemingly would come with a score that one critic gave it of 98 points. But I do wonder if with a few more years more layers will unfold.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2018
Ty Richchouyrod

Amazing merlot !!!

Amazing merlot !!!

Feb 27th, 2016
Joshua Chan

Big and brooding. Incredibly tightly wound flavours. Needs lots of air. Would be lovely to taste this in 5 and 10 years time.

Big and brooding. Incredibly tightly wound flavours. Needs lots of air. Would be lovely to taste this in 5 and 10 years time.

May 20th, 2019
David Wanek

Another great Italian merlot (1.5L)

Another great Italian merlot (1.5L)

Mar 27th, 2018
Alexander Vadas

Young. Lovely nose and structure. Needs time to soften and develop.

Young. Lovely nose and structure. Needs time to soften and develop.

Oct 29th, 2017
Dario Tolone

such complex. deep structure. and delicate fruit. young, but will be sooo great!

such complex. deep structure. and delicate fruit. young, but will be sooo great!

Nov 21st, 2015
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.9

Dimitri had this 4 years ago

Dimitri had this 4 years ago

Jul 9th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Tom had this 4 years ago

Tom had this 4 years ago

Feb 25th, 2016
Joanie Karapetian

Joanie had this 5 years ago

Joanie had this 5 years ago

Sep 28th, 2015
Stan

Stan had this 9 months ago

Stan had this 9 months ago

Oct 9th, 2019