93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2014 The 2007 Tinto Gloria Reynolds is the winery's elite blend, released only in certain years. With a practice of very late releases, this should be next in line. Seen for a preview in Portugal, and hopefully it will be seen again, this looks quite fine. Seemingly smoother and rounder than earlier versions of this bottling, it has beautiful, fresh fruit, better-integrated tannins and fine texture # not that it#s shy in structure. It is well-built overall. It seems easily to be the best wine I#ve seen yet from this property. To be sure, it isn't going to be cheap # but it costs a lot of money to release wines this late, so take that into account as well. Drink now-2027.
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker October 2016 The 2004 Tinto Gloria Reynolds -Cathedral is an equal blend of Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet, aged in new French oak for 24 months. This is simply the old Gloria Reynolds Tinto with a new name, Cathedral only indicating a re-release program. Julian Cuellar Reynolds said: Gloria Cathedral 2004 is an old harvest, the lot of every Gloria that I keep in the cellar for a second release after 12 years. I was not sold on this originally, but it is very impressive now that it is mature-and that maturity is the key to success here. The tannins have moderated, the oak has been pulled in and, most importantly, there is a glorious medley of complex flavors typical of many maturing wines, some earth, forest floor, dried cassis and so on. The texture is gorgeous, too, silky and sensual. If the fruit seems fully mature, the structure still gives it energy. The tannins are controlled, but there is still grip and tension on the finish. Perhaps it was th
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, August 2018 The 2010 Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva is mostly Alicante Bouschet, with 20% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It was aged for varying lengths of time in new French oak (the Alicante the longest, for 24 months; then down to 12 months for the Syrah). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is the spot in the lineup that the winery starts to deliver some sophistication and intrigue. This is beautifully structured, still showing power at its age (even after aeration). It is always tightly wound, never sloppy. Then, it adds pleasingly mature fruit. It is nuanced with beef, strawberries and other red fruits. It is rather complex as it lingers beautifully on the finish. It seems to have at least a decade more of life in it#maybe more.
95/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2016 The 2008 Licoroso Robert Reynolds is a fortified Alicante Bouschet with 19% alcohol and 114.5 grams per liter of residual sugar. It was aged for 24 months in French oak vats, bottled with a long cork and then held back for three years in bottle. Let's just say up front: this is a "wow" wine. Big, concentrated and powerful, this is impressive from the get-go. That said, it isn't a mindless fruit bomb and it isn't really all that sweet, either. In fact, structure typically dominates at the outset. Like a fine, dry-ish Port, it soaks up a lot of the sugar and actually finishes, relatively speaking, rather dry. As it aired out, it came into better balance between fruit and structure, but that tightly wound intensity always remained, even as the days went by. The aromatics lean to earthy and beefy and then it finishes with some Alicante complexity and lingers. This is very fine--and far better balanced if drunk in the low or even mid-60s than room t