Robert Parker 94
The 2001 Galatrona is an unusual wine that was born in a warm vintage. There are ripe fruit nuances, yet they are never too pronounced. Instead, the wine expresses its sweet and sunny side thanks to curious aromas of candied fruit, apricot and plum cake. That fruity intensity is soft and luscious. This Tuscan Merlot offers a heavier feel in the mouth with velvety richness and some subtle granularity in terms of its texture. There is an overt level of dark fruit sweetness that stops shy of feeling cloying or syrupy.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2024
Good full, bright ruby. Fresh aromas of raspberry, minerals, mocha, noble herbs and crushed violet. Bright, mineral and hugely concentrated, but with harmonious acidity providing focus and energy, this very refined Galatrona offers an almost magically light touch to the silky tannins. Less powerful and rich than the 2004 or the 2007, but this showcases rare balance and energy here.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028