Super aromas of blackberries, minerals, roses and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Fantastic center palate. Like a tight ball of silky thread. Seamless. Try drinking in 2020. Feb 2017, www.jamessuckling.com
Score: 94-/100James Suckling
The 2014 Gloria is ample, rich and beautifully resonant, with more than enough fruit to fill out its broad-shouldered frame. Red currant, blood orange, smoke, white pepper and iron build to the deeply satisfying finish. The combination of extroverted fruit, tannin and saline-inflected minerality dazzles from the very first taste. What a gorgeous wine this is.
Score: 91-94/100Antonio Galloni
A touch of power to this. A rather extracted style. A touch of heat in the finish then the fruit takes over. Some winemaking here. Decent. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.
The 2014 Gloria has a powerful bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry and cedar—forthright and demonstrative. The palate is structured and quite masculine, a light marine influence filtering through, but just missing a little complexity on the second half, where I would like to see more Cabernet expression. Perhaps this is one Saint Julien where I expected more. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com
Score: 89-/100Neal Martin