2005 - Ch Gloria Cru Bourgeois St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Gloria
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CH GLORIA CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Gloria
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £908.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2006,
    Score: 88-91

    Quite plump and juicy yet with a refreshing backbone of acidity, the 2005 Gloria displays dark chocolate, bramble fruit and toasty oak. Drink 2012 - 2020+.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, June 2015,
    Score: 90

    This wine is glorious – so to speak – with loads of exuberant fruit and plenty of cedary forest floor, Christmas fruitcake, blackcurrant and cherry fruit. This dark ruby/purple-colored wine is again an over-achieving beauty. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 90

    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.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 90-92

    One of the finest Glorias I have ever tasted, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 reveals a big, sweet perfume of black olives, black cherries, cassis, spice box, and cedar. Boasting terrific fruit, medium to full body, and more power and richness than usual, it will provide delicious drinking during its first two decades of life. Drink 2007-2027

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 88-90

    As usual, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2005 Gloria is a model of the fruit-driven, minimally-oaked style of Bordeaux winemaking. It reveals a broader structure and more density and delineation than usual along with tremendous ripeness, sweet fruit, and moderate tannin. This hedonistic St.-Julien will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and last for 12-15.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2006,
    Score: 16.5/20

    Black-red, concentrated red berry fruit, almost overripe, but fresh acidity and firm tannins hold it together, chunky now, but will become more elegant. Drink 2010-20. (16.5 points)

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 06,
    Score: 16.5

    Very dark crimson. Gassy and youthful on the nose. Sweet and slightly floral. Exuberant, not especially subtle, but a big galumphing mouthful of ripe fruit. Drink 2014-22.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 89-91

    This shows a lovely silky texture and ripe fruit ranging from plums to chocolate to toasted oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Juicy young red. Very close to 92-94.

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Producer

Château Gloria

Château Gloria was created in the 1940s from parcels of Beychevelle, Léoville Poyferré, GruaudLarose and Duhart Milon. Due to its late arrival, it could not partake in the 1855 Classification and as a result, it is one of the best value châteaux of the appellation.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.