2011 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)
A powerful wine—its concentrated tannins contrast its underlying juicy fruit. This is a flavorful medley of prunes, dark plums and blackberries; the finish is marked with juiciness.
Mouthfilling and gutsy, a fun, rustic style with chewy plum, fig and blackberry backed by a very briary finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This estate continues to go from strength to strength. Another sleeper of the vintage, the 2011 is excellent, possibly outstanding. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of cassis, forest floor, tobacco leaf and a vague hint of oak. Ripe for the vintage with excellent texture, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a delicious, savory, broad appeal, this wine should drink well for at least a decade.
A wine with juicy blueberry and milk chocolate character. Medium to full body, with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Round textured and satisfying.
*V Coca-Cola on the nose and palate. Mid-weight. Sweet finish. This could be a sleeper is price is right. They are doing quite well here of late.