Good full ruby. Riper aromas of currant and lead pencil. Sappy, vinous and penetrating, with good cut to the juicy currant and licorice flavors. There’s actually as much tannin in the 2007, says technical director di Costanzo, but this wine comes across as more powerful, if not a bit more rustic.
Robert Parker 87
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London and at the château, it has been some years since I tasted the 2006 Gloria when I admit to giving the wine a “bashing.” Now at ten years of age, to be brutally honest, I am not so inclined to alter that position. The bouquet feels a little simple, slightly smudged, with balsamic-tinged black and red fruit, slightly herbaceous in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, slightly rustic tannin, quite advanced vis-a-vis its peers; it has a diffuse, rather drying finish that frankly would not be accepted by the property today, after the château was essentially rebuilt. I would drink this over the next 5-6 years, no longer. Tasted April 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024
Tasted blind. Looks quite evolved. Very juicy. Then gunpowder and cordite chewiness. Not quite knit together. But impressive length.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030