2009 Ch Gloria Cru Bourgeois St Julien - 6x150cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Gloria
  • Region St Julien
  • Drinking 2019 - 2037
  • Case size 6x150cl
  • Available

2009 - Ch Gloria Cru Bourgeois St Julien - 6x150cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Gloria
  • Region St Julien
  • Drinking 2019 - 2037
  • Case size 6x150cl
  • Available

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  • Goedhuis, April 2010, Score: 90-93

    Château Gloria was created after the classification hence it remains slightly off the beaten path. Owned and managed by the St Pierre family, Gloria makes some delicious wines including their 2009. Deep and velvety, it delivers notes of damson plums, blackberries and brown sugar. Smooth and concentrated, it has managed to maintain wonderful balance and class.

  • Neal Martin, March 2019, Score: 93

    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. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

  • Robert Parker, February 2012, Score: 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, April 2010, Score: 91-93

    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. Drink: 2010 - 2035

  • Decanter, April 2010, Score: 17

    Superb deep colour, seductively floral nose with wild violets, fresh, fleshy fruit with great depth and well-balanced length. Drink 2014-20.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2010, Score: 17

    Full, rich and explosive on the nose. Very subtle and well balanced and gorgeous. Dry not drying finish. The zest of St-Julen with a hint of white pepper and clove. Nice wine!

  • Wine Spectator, April 2010, Score: 90-93

    Crushed blackberries and fresh herbs on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Solid core of everything here. Right up there with the 2005.


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.


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.