Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2016 750ml - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2016 750ml

Chateau Bel Air Gloria Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2016

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Medium-ruby in the glass. Pleasant aromas of ripe blueberry, fresh pencil shavings, dark cherries, and plums. Rich and concentrated on the palate, with firm yet ripe and well-integrated tannins that are balanced nicely with plush acidity. Layered flavors of fresh red and black fruit, toasty oak, and the beginnings of dried and stewed stone fruit that will develop further with some bottle age. Drink now–2030.

Wine Enthusiast
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Smoky with flavors of the wood aging, this wine is also rich and concentrated with firm tannins. Situated just inland from Saint-Julien and made by the owners of Château Gloria, the vineyard has produced a full wine with a serious structure and dark black fruitiness. Drink this ageworthy wine from 2024.

April 1, 2019
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The 2016 Bel Air Gloria has a classic cedar and tobacco scented bouquet, coiled up at first but unwinding nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin that lend this a smooth texture. The acidity is nicely judged and, though the finish displays a tad too much new oak, that will be assimilated with bottle age. Cellar for two or three years. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.

September 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Bel Air Gloria (titled Château Bel Air until the 2014 vintage and changed because they are so numerous) has plenty of earthy black fruit on the nose, a little rustic perhaps but with decent fruit concentration. The palate is supple in the mouth with fine acidity, tobacco infusing the black fruit with a well balanced and quite supple finish. Enjoy this well-made Haut-Médoc from the Château Gloria team over the next 7-10 years.

April 28, 2017

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