2016 Gloria

Gloria

93Average Score
Red
2024-2060
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 165 Marketplace
£349.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 104 Marketplace
£176.00
6xMags
-
1 Immediate | 63 Marketplace
£349.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 13 Marketplace
£32.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Drinking window
2024-2060
Critic Notes

Shows a flash of mint before giving way to a torrent of blueberry, blackberry and cassis flavors, pushed by energetic acidity and juicy, brambly grip. Plum cake and anise line the finish, along with a flash of tobacco. Lots going on here. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

Score: 93-96/100Wine Spectator

The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 29 September until 17 October. It is matured in slightly less oak than the Saint-Pierre, at 40%. This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost reluctantly unfolds and unveils subtle pencil box and dry tobacco aromas. The palate is more outgoing than the aromatics with a vibrant, almost citrus-fresh opening, tensile tannins and a satisfying sense of energy. This feels nimble and agile in the mouth with a touch of white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. You come away with the feeling that this Gloria has something up its sleeve for those with patience to cellar it for eight to ten years. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2024-2060

Score: 93-95/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2024-2060

Immediately on the nose you get the rich structure of the fruit, rippling with texture and life. It has just the right amount of drama, offering a tight and well-focussed delivery. This is beautiful, showing great underlying freshness and grip with real tension and minerality. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2027-2050

Score: 94-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2027-2050

Dense and layered red with berry and tobacco character, a full body and a savory finish. Got it all here. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

The 2016 Gloria is striking. Ripe, dense and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2016 exudes class. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, pomegranate, rose petal, cinnamon and licorice notes abound, but it is the wine's juiciness and overall texture that are most appealing, A super-classic Saint-Julien, Gloria delivers serious quality for the money. Despite its obvious depth and fleshiness, the 2016 Gloria is also one of the most restrained, gracious Saint-Juliens readers will come across.

Score: 92-95/100Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads layers and a lifted finish. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Sweet and energetic and very glossy. Just a little austere on the end. Bone dry. Quite demanding. Just not quite enough ripe fruit for the not inconsiderable tannins. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2038

Score: 16.5-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2024-2038
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2060
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2060
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