Red

2006 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona

Merlot

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT

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Community Tasting Note

  • gunpwdr wrote: 94 points

    February 28, 2012 - Nose: Rich black currants, plums, menthol, tobacco leaf, dark cocoa powder, pencil lead... absolutely no subtlety or grace to this nose as it just explodes with aromas and richness. Wow! Palate: Rich, sweet, ripe and delicious black currants and plums on the attack. Smooth transition into the mid-palate where big, grippy tannins take over along with notes of crushed gravel, cocoa powder, and plums. My mouth is completely dry at this point, with my tongue poking around my mouth like a cocaine addict licking away the last of the blow. Not that I know that that's what a cocaine addict actually does... but it just looks that way in the movies.

    Rich, primary, and tannic to a fault at this time... but this thing is just a baby. The amount of ripe, rich fruit that is on display and the insane tannins scream for a decade long slumber... which I will glady grant my other bottles. This is a seriously good wine.

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