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2012 Gloria, St-Julien

SKU #1215917 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2013)

90 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Good depth of black fruits, both succulent and fresh on the palate, ripe elegant flavours, cru classe standard. (SS) Inner quote mark (4/2013)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2012 is a successful effort once again from Château Gloria, a property that has been on a major qualitative roll for decades. Dense ruby/purple in color, it has sweet, juicy, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, no real evidence of any oak, but a fleshy, open-knit, meaty mouthfeel. Excellent purity, low acidity and ripe tannin all characterize this beautiful wine, which should drink well for 12-15 years. Another major sleeper of the vintage. (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2015)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/17/2017 | Send Email
I haven't seen a vintage so packed with great values and delicious claret as 2012 in more than a decade and the Gloria is among the best I have tasted. At $34.99, it is a steal. Try to find such a seamless, expensive tasting, cassis loaded, balanced Cabernet out of California! The best thing about this wine is the finish; it is detailed and super long.
Drink from 2017 to 2032

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2017 | Send Email
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One of our favorite St Julien properties since 1966. These guys are on a roll these days. Superb fruit forward wine with good backbone. Gloria never gets any respect, but they are turning out wines year after year that match in quality some of their high priced neighbors. This wine has the tell-tale Coca cola aroma and black cherry fruit.
Drink from 2017 to 2028

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/13/2016 | Send Email
Another stupid value from 2012! This is St. Julien through and through. Big cacao, mocha, coffee nose. Deep dark fruit, subtle integrated spice. Big structured and tons of length, moving back toward those roasted coffee and a slight sanguine note on the finish. Totally integrated and note particularly oak driven despite the 40% new oak.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/15/2015 | Send Email
Very elegant and classic, the 2012 Gloria delivers an intense nose of dark chocolate, coffee, followed on the palate by cassis, blackberry along with a nice woodsy character. All it is in balance.

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