2010 Gloria



The much-loved Chateau Gloria made perhaps their best-ever wine in the benchmark 2010 vintage. With big scores from both Parker and Neal Martin it is an excellent buy and one to stock up on. From St Julien, home of the most rounded and inviting wines of the Left-Bank of Bordeaux, this is a rich, supple and beautifully put together Claret that will drink perfectly well now, but only continue to improve over the coming years. With 2010 the second of two incredible years that have not been matched since, this is the perfect wine to back-fill on. A great vintage means that Chateaux like Gloria can massively over-perform and craft wines that punch well above their very reasonable price point. This is a superb drinking Bordeaux from a profound vintage at a very tempting price. A great wine to have in the cellar and one that will provide enormous pleasure for up to two decades.
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£340.00

Average critic rating : 93.0 points

93

93

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. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

94

94

The outstanding Gloria 2010 has a lovely bouquet with ripe blackberry, briary, cedar and tobacco fruit that is very precise. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins exerting a gentle but insistent grip. This is very well balanced and focused with superbly integrated oak on the satisfying finish. Great out of barrel, great in bottle, this is a Saint Julien that has really upped its game in recent vintages. Tasted January 2014.

92-95

92-95

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. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17

17

Tasted 5 Apr: Very dense crimson. Tobacco and leather and very serious stuff. Dense and rich and sweet on the palate after a more classically styled St-Julien nose. Very appealing even if a little more astringent than a top St-Julien. Tasted blind 8 Apr: Dark and rich and very upright. Beautifully balanced, dry and cool without being austere of drying. The fruit is succulent and yet the framework is there. Very luscious indeed but very 2010. Very firm mineral finish. Long. Bravo! jancisrobinson.com



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