Red

2006 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona

Merlot

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • kevinpatrick Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 26, 2021 - "Baby Masseto" and a Night of Nebbiolo through the Decades (Charlotte, NC): Slo-oxed 90 minutes before consuming. This wine threw off a surprising amount of sediment and really could have used a decant and filter. Slightly tannic to start, the wine evolved and softened all evening with plenty of life hours later. Restrained but jammy nose. Concentrated wine revealing rich red cherry notes and dense minerality on the palette. The flavors really popped in subsequent sampling after tasting some of the Barolos. Lengthy, enjoyable finish concluded a very fine, but not outstanding, wine on this evening. It did garner one “Wine of the Night” vote so maybe I am being unduly critical.

  • Cailles wrote: 91 points

    August 24, 2021 - No notes taken. Quite a pleasant wine drinking near its peak. There is a good fruit core, along a spicy component and some typical tertiary meaty Merlot notes. In addition some nice brett notes which unfortunately disappeared quickly (in the right amount, these aromas enhance the experience in my book). The wine had a better precision than the Sammarco 2008 in the next glass but still with some upside in this category. However it certainly showed more tension and was more vivid. Fine tannins, good and well-integrated acidity, creamy texture and medium- length. Overall quite solid but without exceptionalism and probably a tad too ripe for my taste. 91/92 pts.

    Decanting: Not decanted, followed over 4 hours. Didn’t need much air.

  • Vinogan(s) Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 9, 2021 - Red fruits, prunes, mint, velvety, freshness from the great acidity, impeccably balanced, this is a great bottle! For me in the top 5 of Italian merlot producers

  • tedcholl Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 21, 2021 - Decided I better drink it now as I didn't know how much longer this was going to be good. The right decision as this is just beginning to decline. 100% Merlot, well integrated and smooth. Blackberry, chocolate, leather, tobacco, blueberry, and smoke.

  • strijbosmh Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 30, 2020 - Very very very good. Super fine tannins, delicately interwoven in flavors of liquorice, blackberries and anise. Love it.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fattoria Petrolo
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Galatrona
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 844 (59%)
  • Consumed 567 (40%)

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Beef roast with port/cranberry sauce

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