2015 Petrolo "Galatrona" Toscana (6L) (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1284432

$849.99

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  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    12/8/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    I visited Luca Sanjust at his winery Petrolo in September 2015 and got to taste his 100% Merlot Galatrona as it was being racked off the skins--it was its first breath as a wine. I knew immediately that this was a tremendous wine, the aromatic purity, saturated flavors, exceptional length just screamed greatness. Even at such a young stage its palate presence was remarkable, such balance and as the finish approached, it just seemed to lift off your tongue at the back; superb length, yet it was a newborn and needed time. Fast forward to September 2016, I was able to taste at James Suckling’s first ever Tuscan “en primeur” barrel tasting where I tasted close to 50 2015 Super Tuscans. The 2015 Petrolo Galatrona didn’t disappoint. If you’ve never had Galatrona before and aren’t a fan of California-styled Merlot, you’ve not experienced a Merlot like this. The nose, while still evolving, was exceptionally complex: layers of earth, spice, leather, and bolder berry flavors, but was most exciting was the floral component, wisps of dried violet and lavender came in at the finish. On the palate the wine was elegant first, so in line, no extra fat; it was sinewy, long, more like a swimmer’s body, supple, long yet you can sense the power and direction. The flavors were still nascent, yet the fruit was preparing to burst forward. The finish was highlighted by elegance, restrained power; I could feel the tension of evolution that was preparing for the next stage of development within this wine. Galatrona has greatness on the horizon, and a long life ahead--don’t miss out.
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