2005 Gloria 750ml

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WS 92   WA 90   IWC 88(+?)?   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Licorice, blackberry and fresh cèpe on the nose. Full and velvety-textured, with lots of fruit and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and rich. The best Gloria in years. 18,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2014+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

A big-time sleeper of the vintage, this St.-Julien reveals notes of tapenade, spice box, cedar, sweet black cherries, and black currants. An opulent texture, terrific fruit, medium to full body, and abundant concentration suggest this stunning Gloria will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15 years.

Drink Dates: 2008-2023
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88(+?)?

($47-$55) Red-ruby. Leather, mocha and a whiff of game on the nose; less pure and expressive today than the 2006. Big and rich but not particularly fruity. Presents a somewhat awkward combination of impressive volume and leafy cabernet. Finishes with tough, somewhat rustic tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Thierry27
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/15/2015
Will be even better in a couple of years. Full bodied, black berries, lush, noble tannins, light menthol, great year!

Rating: 92
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/24/2012
One of my favorite St. Juliens for the price point. Delivers dark berries, a hint of oak and very smooth tannins. Long finish. Drinking nicely right now.

Rating: 91
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
While this only hinted at bordeaux typicity, I could tell it's a solid, well-made wine that shows many of this stellar vintage's best attributes. It was big, modern-styled, balanced, dark-fruited and full on the palate, with a long, long finish. And, at the tender age of 7, it was ready to drink, and will only improve with additional bottle time. Give it another three to five years and watch the magic happen.

Rating: 88
Author: Randy F969
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/20/2009

Rating: 88
Author: ctlee
Tasted On: 06/26/2009
Nice ruby red color. Strong earthy odor at first but fades after a few minutes. Strong full tastes of cassis and chocolate. A nice wine but not sure it is worth the price.

Average rating: 89, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2264 bottles owned by 491 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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