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    Chateau Gloria 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP93
    • WS90
    Price: $66.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 103852

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The varieties are a very classic 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Gloria was one of the first to believe in Petit verdot, a very good variety that adds color, tannic and aromatic richness.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This estate has been fashioning terrific wines over recent vintages, and the 2008 is an opulent, dense purple-hued effort displaying sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of tapenade, licorice, and roasted herbs. It exhibits fabulously pure fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a flamboyant, almost exotic richness. Very ripe, pure, and long, this will be a wine to drink young, but given past examples, it should be capable of lasting 15-20 years. It is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage. Range: 90-93

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Grapey and fruity, with blackberry and licorice. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. A little more fruit concentration would push it up.
    Barrel Sample: 87-90 Points

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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