Een parel voor uw wijnkelder. Romig, zacht, verfijnd.
95 punten van Master of Wine Tim Atkin
Dieprood van kleur. De smaak is compleet, zacht en gepolijst, romig en sappig met fijne zuren en verfijnde tannine. Modern gemaakte wijn, heel zuiver en intens. Nu al heel erg toegankelijk vanwege zijn rijpe tannine maar wordt nog veel mooier met vijf tot tien jaar flesrijping. Een parel voor uw wijnkelder.
The 2015 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 51 hl/ha, matured in 40% new wood. It was picked between 21 September and finishing on 7 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a fragrant bouquet with dark cherries, cedar and touches of cigar box - classic Saint Julien in many ways, though it does not have the complexity of great recent vintages such as the 2010. The palate is well balanced, clean and pure with fine tannin. The acidity is nicely judged, not a million miles away from the 2015 Lagrange in terms of its refinement, but this has perhaps a touch more detail on the finish. Perhaps one of the more approachable Saint Julien wines this vintage, give this 4-5 years in bottle and then drink over the next 20 years.
Score: 95 punten
Another property that has excelled in 2015. This is gloriously perfumed and appealing, with graphite and liquorice on the nose, followed by layers of crunchy black fruits, savoury tannins and well integrated (40% new) oak. Fresh, balanced and very long. Drink: 2022-32
What a gorgeous and supple young wine with ultra-fine tannins and vivid acidity. Medium to full body and direct and driven tannins. Shows such beauty. Better in 2020 but already beautiful.