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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Chateau Gloria  2006
Chateau Gloria 2006
(search item no. 103850)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 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:

Pronounce purple in color, with an intense nose of black fruits such as casis and blackberry. In the mouth the structural balance bewtween the tanins and alcohol is perfect, with a smooth feeling. The length in the mouth is interesting and racy, with an explosion of coffee, vanilla, and cashew nut, also with black and red fruit.
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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.