This highly regarded wine has some presence in my cellar, perhaps because, as Stephen Brooks notes, there is something slightly wild in each bottle. On the nose, there is sweet blueberry and wood (cedar) with just a hint of cloves. Inviting. On the palate, there is that harder tannin, with more blackberry and currant plus a mildly alcoholic, medium finish. A good wine for the vintage which could last 3-5 more years, but what's the point? 88 points.
External Reviews for Chateau Gloria
Offers blackberry and black licorice on the nose turning to light jam. Full-bodied with lovely silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Beautiful and refined. Best after 2012. -JS Wine Spectator.
Good full ruby. Riper aromas of currant and lead pencil. Sappy vinous and penetrating with good cut to the juicy currant and licorice flavors. There s actually as much tannin in the 2007 says technical director di Costanzo but this wine comes across as more powerful if not a bit more rustic. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
As I wrote last year this sensational sleeper of the vintage is not far off the pace of Gloria s brilliant 2005. Sweet cedary cigar box roasted herb and black currant fruit aromas are followed by a lush full-bodied textured concentrated wine. A steal in today s marketplace this is a gorgeous St.-Julien to enjoy now and over the next 15+ years. Good value. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
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