2008 Chateau Gloria

2008 Chateau Gloria

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Style: Aromatic and Charming
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Julien
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ABOUT THE WINE
One of the better-known Crus Bourgeois of the Medoc, still at reasonable prices. Chateau Gloria is made up of holdings of classified Crus and would deserve to be classified in its own right. Recent vintages have found all their character again, in the tradition of the great Saint-Julien wines. A surprising wine if you are prepared to wait: after 30 years, the 1970 vintage has just reached optimum maturity.

TASTING NOTES
This estate has been fashioning terrific wines over recent vintages, and the 2008 is an opulent, dense purple-hued effort displaying sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with hints of tapenade, liquorice, and roasted herbs. It exhibits fabulously pure fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a flamboyant, almost exotic richness.

FOOD PAIRING
Beef, lamb, spicy food, poultry, game (deer, venison)

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Very ripe, pure, and long, this will be a wine to drink young, but given past examples, it should be capable of lasting 15-20 years. It is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

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WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?

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