2010 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 96
  • WA 93
  • WS 90
  • IWC 90
  • WE 90

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NM 96
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.