Gloria 2011

St Julien

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Tasting Notes

An excellent effort, the 2011 Gloria continues the success this well-known property has enjoyed over the last several decades. A delicious concoction of red and black fruits, spice box, and earth as well as a silky textured, medium-bodied style emerge from this is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage. The round tannins, delicious fruit and forward character suggest it should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.

Score: 88 Robert Parker, Maturity: 2014-2022 Date: 01 April 2014

This estate continues to go from strength to strength. Another sleeper of the vintage, the 2011 is excellent, possibly outstanding. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of cassis, forest floor, tobacco leaf and a vague hint of oak. Ripe for the vintage with excellent texture, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a delicious, savory, broad appeal, this wine should drink well for at least a decade. Kudos to Jean-Louis Triaud, who seems to be doing better with this estate and his neighboring St.-Pierre than his beloved Bordeaux football team.

Score: 89 - 91 Robert Parker, Maturity: 2012-2022 Date: 12 April 0302

A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked between 15th to 29th September and aged in 40% new oak, the Gloria 2011 has an intense bouquet of red and black fruit mixed with a ferrous scent that emerges only with 5-7 minutes aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. It is a little pinched at the moment although it should blossom during its élevage as there is certainly good substance on the linear finish that exhibits a gentle grip. Fine. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 90 - 92 Neal Martin, Date: 30 April 2012

Fine aromatic blackcurrant nose, broad fruit with good weight, quite velvety tannins and good future.

Score: 16 - 17 Decanter, Maturity: 2015-2025 Date: 16 April 2012

Light cherry-linctus sweetness. Light floral note. Gently and attractively fragrant. There's some chew here and fruit to hold the middle ground. Showing so much better balance than the Haut-Médocs just tasted. Juicy and polished. (JH)

Score: 16 - 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2018-2026 Date: 16 April 2012

Mouthfilling and gutsy, a fun, rustic style with chewy plum, fig and blackberry backed by a very briary finish.

Score: 89 - 92 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Date: 11 April 2012

A wine with juicy blueberry and milk chocolate character. Medium to full body, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Round textured and satisfying.

Score: 89 - 90 James Suckling, Date: 01 April 2012