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2005 Gloria Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend
Score
91
JR 17
IWC 88(+?)?
WA 90
WS 92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2021 WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2014+
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IWC 88(+?)?
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($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.

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JR 17
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2013-2020

Quite toasty and developed on the nose. Forward and easy – perhaps not the most ambitious but a nicely balanced drink with just a hint of dark chocolate. This was the group favourite.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 176
Drink Dates 2008-2023

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.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2014+

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.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.362%
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.

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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.35%
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.

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Author ctlee
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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.

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Author Randy F969
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/20/2009
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Author Drex
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.818%
Tasted On 12/20/2008

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Author Paul R Eno
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.545%
Tasted On 09/12/2008
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Another terrific value from 2005 vintage.

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