2009 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2009 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Rich and decadent on the nose with exotic fruits spices and incense. Full body with so much wonderful chocolate fruit and velvety tannins. It's a joy to taste now but will give even more pleasure in years to come. Best... Rich and decadent on the nose with exotic fruits spices and incense. Full body with so much wonderful chocolate fruit and velvety tannins. It's a joy to taste now but will give even more pleasure in years to come. Best ever from here and one of the best values of the vintage. Try after 2018.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Gloria has long been one of the most popular wines in America but I do not believe they have ever made better wines than they have over the last decade and the 2009 is one of their finest. While this estate is not a... Gloria has long been one of the most popular wines in America but I do not believe they have ever made better wines than they have over the last decade and the 2009 is one of their finest. While this estate is not a classified growth it certainly performs like one in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by an expressive flamboyant bouquet of black fruits Christmas spices licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Fuller-bodied more concentrated and extracted than most vintages with soft tannins its low acidity and a sumptuous plump style remind me of a modern day version of the 1982 (which is fully mature but still in great shape). The 2009 Gloria is a very smart purchase for those looking to maximize their buying power. In fact this may be the value of the vintage.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
A serious young wine crammed with plum cake blackberry preserves warm fig confiture and blueberry reduction flavors all laced with briar and sweet toasty spice notes and backed by a long tarry finish. Has a rustic edge... A serious young wine crammed with plum cake blackberry preserves warm fig confiture and blueberry reduction flavors all laced with briar and sweet toasty spice notes and backed by a long tarry finish. Has a rustic edge but lots of stuffing. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2025. 20415 cases made.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Smooth open wine the ripest fruit layered with soft tannins. It reveals all the opulent fruit of the year while offering medium-term pleasure. R.V.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Made in the same cellars and same style as Chateau Saint Pierre this is one of the best value wines from St. Julien for the 2009 vintage. Aromas of... 65% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Made in the same cellars and same style as Chateau Saint Pierre this is one of the best value wines from St. Julien for the 2009 vintage. Aromas of blackberry and black cherry mingle with notes of mint eucalyptus licorice and a touch of espresso. Firm tannins offer structure to the fruit and thanks to some vibrant acidity all the components are in beautiful balance. This should last 20 years easily while providing immediate drinking pleasure. Bravo!