2010 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • NM 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 93
  • WE 93
  • JS 91

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NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted at a negociant the Gloria '10 has a well-defined bouquet very precise with ripe blackberry raspberry cedar and graphite. Good intensity very crisp and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins very... Tasted at a negociant the Gloria '10 has a well-defined bouquet very precise with ripe blackberry raspberry cedar and graphite. Good intensity very crisp and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins very good acidity reserved and focused with a very powerful finish of blackberry graphite and tobacco. Long in the mouth this is a great Gloria for long-term ageing.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Mouthfilling with a core of plum and black currant fruit that expands in the mouth while tobacco graphite and roasted fig notes filling in. Long with a dark tarry edge on the finish. -J.M.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: A sensational effort the 2010 Gloria may turn out to be the finest wine they have made since 1982 although the 2009 is a serious contender for that honor as well. A bigger than life as well as more backward than... 2010: A sensational effort the 2010 Gloria may turn out to be the finest wine they have made since 1982 although the 2009 is a serious contender for that honor as well. A bigger than life as well as more backward than normal offering the 2010 exhibits an inky/purple color along with an opulent display of black currants jammy cherries licorice cedar and roasted herbs. Some serious tannin gives the wine grip but this is a full-bodied big thick well-proportioned super-endowed Gloria that will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and keep for two decades.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Smooth velvet tannins are the surface of this concentrated wine. It is very juicy ripe then rounded by the tannins. Structured and delicious at the same time.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A little coarse with chewy tannins but velvety in texture. Full body with plenty of fruit and bright acidity. Intense and interesting.
JJB 96
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
63% cabernet sauvignon 26% merlot 5% cabernet franc 6% petit verdot. 60% new oak. Along with the tremendous Saint Pierre the Gloria embodies all that Saint Julien did right in 2010. The black cherry and blackberry on the... 63% cabernet sauvignon 26% merlot 5% cabernet franc 6% petit verdot. 60% new oak. Along with the tremendous Saint Pierre the Gloria embodies all that Saint Julien did right in 2010. The black cherry and blackberry on the nose is complemented by just the right amount of wild herbs and earth offering complexity but balancing the fruit without overpowering it. Massive yet beautifully structured on the palate the tannins are big and silky coating the mouth and carrying the fruit through to a finish that goes on for minutes. Bright acidity provides a lift to the wine and as the tannins subside just a bit over time this is going to be an absolute rock star of a wine. One of the best releases ever from Gloria. Give it a decade and then drink it over the 2-3 decades that follow. Tasted twice.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2010

Label

Chateau Gloria is harvested by hand, with traditional vinification and fermentation in heat-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine matures for 14 months in casks, 40% of them new. Recent vintages have featured jammy fruit, typically prune and black currant, with rich but approachable tannins.

Winery

Chateau Gloria

Chateau Gloria is one-of-a-kind, created by Henri Martin who purchased plots piece-by-piece, but exclusively from crus classified in 1855. The 50 hectare vineyard spans three areas: the middle of Beychevelle, the west of Saint-Julien and, on the north, on the border of Pauillac.

The vines include 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot on Gunzian gravel soil over a layer of clay and sand. Average vine age is 40 years.

Chateau Gloria also has a second wine, Chateau Peymartin, produced using the estate's youngest vines.