2019 Petrolo Galatrona
2019 Petrolo Galatrona Blackberries and black cherries with lavender and violets on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety, chewy tannins, yet the fruit is very intense with vibrancy and energy. Muscular, yet agile. Pure and poised. A unique definition of merlot in Tuscany. Drink after 2025.
I was lucky enough to attend James Suckling’s Italian New York Tasting last night. The wine showcased were the best of the best, wines with the highest scores, many owners and winemakers were present and I can tell you Italian wines just keep getting better and better. I have never tasted so many great wines under one roof in my twenty five plus years of tasting. One of the wines that blew me away and I offer you now was the 2019 Petrolo Galatrona, absolutely incredible to taste and one of the greatest expressions of its kind. Some of the greatest wines in the world and the most expensive and most collected, wines like Chateau Petrus or Ornellaia’s Masseto or Chateau Cheval Blanc are made from Merlot. They sell for $500 to $2000 and are true icons. Petrolo Galatrona rivals the quality of these wines, gets the scores of these wines and with attention it is garnering will be increasing in price. It has been called the Le Pin of Tuscany, rivals Cheval Blanc and Pavie and has won Tre Bicchieri no fewer than thirteen times. It is the pinnacle of its expression in wine. If you love big rich reds, Cult Napa; Bordeaux, you will absolutely love this wine. A definite collector piece and a prized possession in any cellar. Tuscany does not get better. One with Greatness!