2018 Chateau GloriaBlend from France
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- 93-96 Wine Spectator
- 93-94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92-94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92-94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93-96 Wine Spectator
"There's lots here, with raspberry, blackberry, currant and blueberry fruit all playing a role, along with lively briar and licorice snap notes. An apple wood frame keeps the elements in line. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. -JM"
93-94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a tight and linear red, showing dark berries and blueberries with cedar with flowers. Full-bodied and foursquare. Framed and focused."
92-94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Gloria is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up expressive notions of warm red and black currants, black cherries and boysenberries with hints of spice cake, cedar chest, pencil lead and menthol. Full-bodied with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins, it has a lively line cutting through the dense, savory layers, finishing on a lingering spicy note. The blend is currently 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated aging is for 14 months in oak barriques, 40% new."
92-94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Readers looking for an estate on the uptick need to check out the 2018 Château Gloria, which is up with the finest vintages I’ve tasted from this Saint-Julien estate. Deeply colored with terrific cassis and blackberry fruits as well as ample leafy herbs and sappy flower notes, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, has polished, elegant tannins, and a great finish. It’s a juicy, fruit-forward effort with good concentration and lots of class. Drink it over the coming 25 years or more. The blend is currently 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, from a selection of 65% of the total production, that’s currently resting in 40% new French oak."
93-96 - Wine Spectator
93-94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92-94 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92-94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|