Chateau Gloria Saint Julien 2012
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
92-94. Barrel sample. Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness.
Juicy plum and blackberry fruit is spiked with an overt savory edge that runs through the finish, picking up pepper, bay leaf and juniper notes. This has energy, but finishes with more chewy austerity than flesh. Might soften somewhat with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2021. 15,000 cases made.