Gloria 2009

Product Details

St Julien

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £435.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

93 - Gloria has long been one of the most popular wines in America, but I do not believe they have ever made better wines than they have over the last decade, and the 2009 is one of their finest. While this estate is not a classified growth, it certainly performs like one in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by an expressive, flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, Christmas spices, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Fuller-bodied, more concentrated and extracted than most vintages with soft tannins, its low acidity and a sumptuous, plump style remind me of a modern day version of the 1982 (which is fully mature but still in great shape). The 2009 Gloria is a very smart purchase for those looking to maximize their buying power. In fact, this may be the value of the vintage.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199, March 2012

(91-93* pts)
There have been many great Glorias over the years as this property consistently over-performs. The 2009 may be the finest yet produced. Loaded with notes of Christmas fruitcake intermixed with red and black currants, licorice, spice box, and blackberries, this inky/purple-colored wine is atypically full-bodied with a viscous texture, and loads of tannin, extract, and richness. Deep and layered, it will offer thrilling sipping over the next 25+ years. (Bottles of the 1982 I own are fully mature, but are not close to falling apart.) (Tasted two times.)

93 - Medium garnet colored, the 2009 Gloria rolls out of the glass with alluring scents of potpourri, Black Forest cake, Morello cherries and raspberry compote with touches of rose hip tea, cinnamon stick and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it packs the palate with generous red berry preserves and exotic spices layers, framed by velvety tannins, finishing long and perfumed.Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

Neal Martin

The 2009 Gloria is tightly wound on the nose with lifted blackberry, bilberry, brine and crushed stone aromas - very nicely focused with real vigour and vibrancy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain but assertive tannin that frame the layers of toasty black fruit laced with brown spices and white pepper. There is real personality to this Saint-Julien, very persistent in the mouth although, I would have liked a little more depth on the finish. -, March 2019

Michael Schuster

[61CS/27M/6CF/6PV] Dense nose, oak and mineral marked for the present; very nice balance of fruit to fine tannin and fresh acidity; fresh, fully ripe mineral tinged red fruit in flavour, with moderate complexity, fairly firm tannin on the finish, and good fruit length. A bit on the stern side, and will need 6 years at least, but a very satisfying Gloria. 2015-25

James Suckling

Ripe and fleshy, generous yet balanced, this is a very attractive Médoc wine that's good to drink now or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott,, March 2019