(From 2012 Vintage) The deep, vibrant colour gives way to a fresh, plummy perfume with hints of tobacco. On the palate, the wine has lovely depth yet is lively and sinewy with lovely minerality and fine grained tannins. Similar to the 05, which is now showing brilliantly.
(From 2009 Vintage) Amazing aromas of black truffles, crushed blackberries and dark chocolate. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit that is layered and gorgeous. The finish is fruity, long and stylish.
Antonio Galloni"The 2005 Galatrona (Merlot) is even more compelling. Floral aromatics lead to a fresh, vibrant expression of ripe fruit intermingled with sweet toasted oak. It possesses remarkable detail and clarity in an expression of Merlot that is more about the unique qualities of these hillside vineyards than it is about classic varietal notes. Initially somewhat restrained, it continued to put on weight in the glass. The fruit is super-ripe, but the wine’s structural components should allow it to age grac...