The color is purple and the wine has a sustained, very intensive nose of red fruits. In the mouth it has a firm, noble structurewith voluptuous fruit which combines a an exceptional roundness and finesse. For today, the tasting is lovely, indicating a perfect balance.
"Licorice, blackberry and fresh cèpe on the nose. Full and velvety-textured, with lots of fruit and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and rich. The best Gloria in years. Best after 2014. 18,000 cases made. "
"A big-time sleeper of the vintage, this St.-Julien reveals notes of tapenade, spice box, cedar, sweet black cherries, and black currants. An opulent texture, terrific fruit, medium to full body, and abundant concentration suggest this stunning Gloria will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15 years."
The Wine Advocate
I have purchased this particular wine for a few years to give to my parents on their wedding anniversary each year. Every time it brings my stepmom to tears. This was a wine she was first given when she graduated from college and has been her favorite for years, but she has always had troubles finding it. That is until I happened to find it by accident 3 years ago on wine.com . I gave her a bottle for Christmas that year and you would have thought she had been struck through the heart! She wouldn't even look at other presents, she just sat there cradling the wine while the tears flowed. Ever since I have done all I can to make sure to have some of this wine on hand just for those special occasions.