2010 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 96
  • WA 93
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90
  • WE 90

Reviews for 2010 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

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.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The 2010 Gloria is an ass-kicking, fabulous value once again from this estate, which would probably be classified if the 1855 hierarchy of the wines of the Medoc were ever done again. Abundant notes of cedar wood... The 2010 Gloria is an ass-kicking, fabulous value once again from this estate, which would probably be classified if the 1855 hierarchy of the wines of the Medoc were ever done again. Abundant notes of cedar wood, fruitcake, flowers, creme de cassis and kirsch are all present in this full-bodied, opulent, dense, dark ruby/purple wine. It is slightly more restrained than the flamboyant 2009, but equal in quality. This is a juicy, well-proportioned, sensationally concentrated, super-ripe Gloria to drink over the next decades. Of course, it is a sleeper of the vintage, given the reasonable price it normally sells for. - Robert Parker
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Juicy and direct, with a relatively friendly feel to the plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit, all coated with a ganache note that hangs through the finish. Surprisingly accessible, and not quite as grippy as when tasted... Juicy and direct, with a relatively friendly feel to the plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit, all coated with a ganache note that hangs through the finish. Surprisingly accessible, and not quite as grippy as when tasted from barrel. Drink now through 2023. – JM
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good bright, full ruby-red. Captivating nose combines cassis, kirsch, coffee, game, spices and sexy smoky oak. Densely packed and bright, with a fine-grained texture to the flavors of cassis, black cherry, licorice and... Good bright, full ruby-red. Captivating nose combines cassis, kirsch, coffee, game, spices and sexy smoky oak. Densely packed and bright, with a fine-grained texture to the flavors of cassis, black cherry, licorice and chocolate. Concentrated wine with lovely sweetness buffered by framing acidity. Finishes with a hint of fresh herbs and dusty, building tannins. A superb and generous vintage for this property: ripe, rich and sweet.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
The wine shows considerable new-wood influence at this stage. However, this wood emphasis brings out polished fruit that is deliciously smooth and blackberry-like in profile. This is likely to develop relatively quickly.
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.