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2003 Petrolo - Galatrona Merlot - Italy - Tuscany - Red

Italy - Tuscany

Red Merlot
Score
94
Drink Dates
VF: 2011-2023
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Author Dan McD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.035%
Tasted On 03/13/2013
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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

A top Tuscan Merlot that could be called 'a poor man?s Masseto,? considering it offers an outstanding example of quality Merlot at nearly a third the price. The nose conjures up images of toasty oak, mocha laced cherries, BBQ spice, licorice, leather and spicy vanilla. The wine is very reserved, but more structured and riper than just about any domestic American Merlot you?ll ever taste. Still in need of at least 2 more years before it really struts its stuff

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