Suckling: "I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined."
Weinwisser: "61 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Merlot, 14 % Petit Verdot, 6 % Cabernet Franc. Opulentes Bouquet, frische Brombeerkonfitüre, rotes Pflaumenmus und erkalteter Hibiskus-Tee. Am geradlinigen Gaumen mit weicher Textur, balancierter Rasse, fein körniger Extraktfülle und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten Finale rotbeerige Konturen, Estragon und fein sandige Adstringenz. Dreimal verkostet, kann noch zulegen."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Gloria is the first vintage where the vineyard farming has moved to
organic viticulture (though there are no plans for certification.) It was picked
from September 27 to October 9, stopping for 5 days between the Merlot and
Cabernets, with a large percentage (14%) of Petit Verdot from a massal
selection. It has a very pure and perfumed nose thanks to the contribution of
the Petit Verdot. The palate is medium-bodied and quite dense for the vintage,
displaying fine body and weight, gentle grip and a touch of graphite toward
the finish. Very fine."
Wine Advocate: "Charming and extroverted, the 2021 Gloria bursts with aromas of cassis, cherries, sweet berries, fresh mint and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's a lively, seamless wine that wears ist heart on ist sleeve. This blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc seems likely to emerge as a sleeper of the vintage. Tasted four times."
Galloni: "The 2021 Gloria is charming, as it so often is. Bright and energetic, the 2019 has so much to offer. The purity of the red-toned fruit is so appealing. Gloria can show some hard edges when it is young, but the 2021 is very nicely balanced for a young Saint-Julien."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Gloria offers up medium-bodied aromas and flavors and darker, almost cassis-like fruits as well as leather, toasted spice, and background oak. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it has good concentration, the vintage's pretty, elegant, balanced style, ripe tannins, and a great finish."
Falstaff: "Dunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Frische schwarze Kirschen, Orangenzesten, mit Brombeeren unterlegt. Lebendig, feine Beerenfrucht, gut eingebaute Tannine, frisch und anhaftend, ein eleganter Begleiter bei Tisch."
Decanter: "A darkly herbal nose, blackcurrant and brambles. Juicy and alive on the palate, this is quite high-toned with a sharpness to the fruit, yet also a pencil lead-chalkiness giving this push-pull of brightness as well as a savoury touch. I like the clarity of flavours, the precision that comes across - it's playful and fun and all seems in balance with the minerality showing through on the palate as well. A little light on the mid-palate, but easy to like."
Chateau Gloria, 1 Rue Marie Amélie, 33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, Frankreich