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2020 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1539515 94-95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Very focused and poised with blackberry, blackcurrant and graphite character. It’s full-to medium-bodied with racy tannins and a long, dynamic finish. Will be interesting to see if 2020 is better than 2019. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Playing in the same class as the 2016, 2018, and 2019, the 2020 Château Gloria reveals a vivid purple hue as well beautiful blue fruits intermixed with gravelly earth, graphite, and crushed stone. I was able to taste this on two separate occasions and it was brilliant both times, offering medium to full-bodied richness and a powerful yet weightless mouthfeel as well as silky tannins. It also has a terrific sense of freshness. It will drink well relatively young yet keep for two decades. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Gloria has an intense nose of penetrating blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and crushed stone aromas. After 20 minutes, this just blossoms in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and just a touch of espresso and orange peel toward the finish, which remains taught and focused. What a wonderful Gloria! This might actually surpass its sibling, Château St. Pierre, this year. (NM) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Under the same ownership as neighboring Château Saint-Pierre, this estate produced a fine, stylish wine that will develop well. The outlines are already there with spice and black currant fruits underling the tannic structure. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Opaque purple-black colored, the 2020 Gloria comes soaring out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums and blueberry compote, followed by suggestions of powdered cinnamon, cedar chest and menthol, plus a waft of graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate is completely coated with juicy black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, aging for approximately 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. The alcohol is 13.3%. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

K&L Notes

91-93 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "The 2020 Gloria is impressive. Bright and punchy, yet quintessentially medium in body, Gloria impresses for its exceptional balance. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal give this bright, chiseled Saint-Julien so much character. Gloria is such a pretty and inviting Saint-Julien. Tasted two times." (6/2021)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/8/2021 | Send Email
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Wow-Very perfumey aromas of black cherry and toasty oak. Blackberry fruit flavors- Vibrant wine that tastes so good now.Long finish-must buy. Tasted at Joanne- lovely sweet cola aromas. Lively and fruit forward. Tastes great right now. Spicy back end.
Drink from 2023 to 2033

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