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
95/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019 The 2009 Gloria Reynolds Art & Tradition Tinto is an equal blend of Alicante Bouschet and Trincadeira, aged for 24 months in new French oak. It comes in at 14% alcohol. Far more burly and muscular than the 2011 Grande Reserva this issue#even with two extra years of bottle age-this is the one where the winery goes for a statement and let's it all hang out. Yet, with the late release, this has come to a place where it is at least drinkable now, if still a bit tight. Long on the finish, with the beefy nuances of the Alicante dominating the wine, this also has surprising freshness, some acidity that lifts the fruit. In this big and very warm year, this seems impressive for its success in maintaining its balance. At the same time, it adds a layer of depth and power to the Grande Reserva. This seems positioned to age very well#the producer thinks well over 30 years-but let's start here and see where it goes in time.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019 The 2011 Julian Reynolds Grande Reserva is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet, plus 20% Syrah, rather different than last year's. It was aged for 18 months in 70% new French oak and comes in at 14.5% alcohol. At this point in the wine's life - this late release is a current release#this seems refined and velvety with a medley of flavors ranging from beef to lead on the finish. Its balance and its graceful demeanor are probably the best features, especially as it delivers nuanced flavors all the while. It is persistent and long on that flavorful finish. It always seems pure and fresh. This should be a pleasure to drink. There were 13,000 bottles produced.