Chateau Gloria 2010 - Saint-Julien CRU BOURGEOIS
Created after 1855 from vineyards purchased from classified châteaux, Château Gloria, cru bourgeois, could benefit from the 4th or 5th ranking believed he deserved. Its owner did not wish to submit an application in the revision of the classification of Crus Bourgeois, took place in June 2003. Its wines, generous and robust, typical of the Saint-Julien, are complex and supported. Coming from a traditional vinification, they offer a strong and colorful dress. On the palate they turn expressive, round and supple. They deserve more years to mature to thrive.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot|
|When to drink||2018-2030|
2010 is undeniably one of the greatest achievements ever recorded in Bordeaux, particularly for red wines. Coming just after 2009, very beautiful too, 2010 is emerging as a classic vintage. The great wines of the Medoc unveil a perfectly ripe fruit, explosive. The wines show good acidity and an impressive tannic structure, which can predict a very long aging. In fact, for the red, all sliders are at their maximum or almost. There is both an optimum ripeness of the grapes which nevertheless retain a great freshness, which has not always been the case in 2009, for example. Specialists so close as in 2005, another great vintage of the decade, as 2010 will be a vintage of very high guard. For the small disadvantage of this vintage profile is that these wines are quite closed in their youth. We feel a great frame on the palate, but is relatively expressive on the aromatic plan. The opposite of a 2009 that was always kind in his youth, easy to enjoy its fruit. If the grapes were exceptionally healthy, their relatively high alcohol content made for the relatively delicate winemaking fermentations were party to last and it was necessary to extract the material with great skill to avoid excessive extraction at the end of vinification. 2010 is also wonderful for sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac, superior to very good in 2009 as it has the finesse and more wealth. In the opinion of all specialists, it's also a very successful vintage in all areas of these two names, each at his level, of course. A beautiful vintage with a beautiful acidity that balances exceptional richness. Probably already very close to the mythical 2001. The dry whites are not left with much elegance and aromatic freshness.