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International Wine Cellar
Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 150
(a blend of 61% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot; 13.6 % alcohol; pH 3.72; 78 IPT; 40% new oak) Bright red. Charming, fruity aromas of strawberry, raspberry and clove. Then surprisingly firm on entry, with stiff tannins providing backbone to the ripe red fruit and herbal flavors. The persistent finish features lingering white pepper and floral notes. This Gloria strikes me as a little less subtle than usual, and rather more Pauillac-like in style.
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Author: James Molesworth
A serious young wine, crammed with plum cake, blackberry preserves, warm fig confiture and blueberry reduction flavors, all laced with briar and sweet, toasty spice notes and backed by a long, tarry finish. Has a rustic edge but lots of stuffing. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 01/21/2013
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Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/21/2012
Always one of my favorites, and the 2009 does not disappoint. Absolutely everything in its place. Dark berries, full bodied and a finish that just does not disappoint.
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