The 2014 Gloria is a bold, powerful wine. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and underbrush effortlessly fill out its frame. Ample and richly textured, the 2014 offers remarkable depth, power and pure pedigree. Pomegranate, blood orange and iron add further complexity on the finish. This is a superb showing. Tasted two times.
|Score: 94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017|
Super aromas of blackberries, minerals, roses and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Fantastic center palate. Like a tight ball of silky thread. Seamless. Try drinking in 2020.
|Score: 94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017|
The 2014 Gloria has a ripe and voluminous bouquet with plenty of blackberry, raspberry, pencil box and cedar aromas all well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite focused and poised with very well integrated new oak. There is plenty of freshness here, a 2014 Saint Julien full of energy with a persistent graphite finish that is very satisfying. Like its sibling, the Saint-Pierre, there is great potential here. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2022 - 2040
|Score: 91||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018|
This is the best Gloria in years with amazing dark blackberries, minerals, rose petals and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a very long finish. Seamless.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2015|
The 2014 Gloria is ample, rich and beautifully resonant, with more than enough fruit to fill out its broad-shouldered frame. Red currant, blood orange, smoke, white pepper and iron build to the deeply satisfying finish. The combination of extroverted fruit, tannin and saline-inflected minerality dazzles from the very first taste. What a gorgeous wine this is.
|Score: 91/94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2015|
Bright crimson. Refined salty-savoury nose. Aromatic and sweetly fresh. Racy and lightly grainy. Lots of freshness but no excess acidity. Light tannic charge on the end with a rich peacock's tail finish. Full of charm. Real drive to this wine.
|Score: 16.5+||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2015|
A grippy style, with a pleasantly rugged edge to the copious brambly tannins that push the core of plum and blackberry reduction along. Lots of licorice snap and tobacco notes show on the finish, which offers persistent grip. Delivers more guts than polish, but will age solidly. Best from 2020 through 2030. 16,665 cases made.
|Score: 91||James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com, February 2017|
The nose has a strong black fruit character fresh and fragrant and the start of the palate is bright with cassis and bramble. Richer in the middle more depth of fruit the tannins are well handled all in balance. It feels fresher at the back the finish bright and long. 2026-38
|Score: 86/90||Derek Smedley MW, April 2015|
Unclassified it may be, but Jean-Louis Triaud's property often produces some of the most profound and well-priced Saint Juliens. That's the case in 2014 on this inky hued, textured, graphite- and cedarwood-scented blend. The tannins are typically supple and well defined, folded into the texture of the wine.
|Score: 95||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2015|
|Score: 89||Decanter Magazine, April 2015|