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Château Gloria, Saint-Julien, 2016

  • Grape VarietyCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • AppellationSaint-Julien
  • Alcohol13 %
  • SourceImported Directly
28 in stock

Awards

Robert Parker 93 pts “Deep garnet-purple in colour, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads of layers and a lifted finish”

Jancis Robinson 17.5/20 “Tasted blind. Restrained nose suggests there’s a lot going on here. Savoury – as dry as a Barton wine – but with great constitution”.

Why Buy Me

Château Gloria is an unclassified growth and remains outside the 1855 classification. This should not deter Bordeaux enthusiasts, it sits very comfortably amongst its storied neighbours in Saint-Julien; Léoville Poyferré, Gruaud-Larose, Léoville-Barton & Ducru-Beaucaillou to name but a few. A relative newcomer, established 1908, it has proved a consistent estate of quality and pedigree.

Winemaker's Pitch

A rich opulent style typical of its commune, it will reward cellaring for another 8 to 12 years, a sleeping giant in many ways. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petit Verdot. 42% is aged in new oak cask & 58% is aged in 1 year old oak cask.”

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