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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Chateau Gloria  2004
Chateau Gloria 2004
(search item no. 94401)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This stunningly rich sleeper of the vintage reveals oodles of herb-tinged black currant and cherry fruit, medium to full body, silky tannin, and low acidity. Gloriously fruity, soft, and classic in its aromatic and flavor dimensions, it can be enjoyed over the next decade."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
89 Points

"Aromas of violet and blackberry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A solid wine for the vintage. A little more fruit on the finish would make this outstanding. Best after 2011."
Wine Spectator
89 Points

My Notes:

About Chateau Gloria:

One of the better-known Crus Bourgeois of the Medoc, still at reasonable prices. Chateau Gloria is made up of holdings of classified Crus and would deserve to be classified in its own right. Recent vintages have found all their character again, in the tradition of the great Saint-Julien wines. A surprising wine if you are prepared to wait: after 30 years, the 1970 vintage has just reached optimum maturity.