1996 Gloria 750ml

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WA 87-88   WS 88   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 87-88

The 1995 and 1996 are two of the finest Glorias produced over recent vintages. Both the 1996 and 1995 are uncommonly hedonistic, plump, and precociously-styled wines. Low in acidity, rich in cedary, black currant fruit, medium-bodied, and lush, these two wines will provide delicious drinking young, yet both will age for 10-15 years. The 1995 is lower in acidity, and may not possess quite the density and power of the 1996, but readers looking for high class claret with immediate appeal would be foolish to pass it by. Both wines are sleepers of the vintage.

Drink Dates: 1998-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 115

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Harmonious and balanced. Good dark color, with lovely berry and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, silky and caressing finish. Not quite as good as I remember, but very good indeed.

Drink Dates: 2000+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Scott S627
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/31/2010
Drink Dates:
great. balanced. ready.

Rating: 93
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 09/16/2013
Decanted 1 hour before drinking. Black deep color, bricking rim. Wonderful aged Bordeaux aroma, cedar, truffle, Cabernet fruit, and band-aids. Low acidity, tannins seem to be resolved. The fruit and the mid-palate were strong however, leading me to think this could last for a lot longer. Seemed to be at its peak for my tastes, but not really fading. Tasted better than my previous note indicated, perhaps because it was decanted? (Magnum #2)

Average rating: 82, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

660 bottles owned by 177 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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