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Château Gloria 2016

SKU:1136/16 Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - Red - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 93-95
  • J. Robinson : 16,5

Château Gloria 2016: Elegant and Precise

The Château Gloria 2016 is a Saint-Julien  with remarkable precision, resulting from both savoir-faire and the the technical benefits of their newly rebuilt cellars, including the harvest reception area and the new vat room. These new developments allowed the estate to make more precise parcel selections and therefore a more precise vinification. The 2016 Gloria blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc, all harvested between September 29th and October 17th.

It offers a beautiful, very purple-tinged colour with blue undertones. The nose is richly aromatic with dense black fruits notes with a touch of minerality (graphite). On the palate, this Saint-Julien shows lively and refreshing acidity, with a mid-palate of juicy fruits. The ripe tannins are well-integrated and firm, but very ripe. The finish is long and satisfying. This wine can be kept for 12 to 15 years, or even longer. Gloria 2016 is a success!



Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 29 September until 17 October. It is matured in slightly less oak than the Saint-Pierre, at 40%. This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost reluctantly unfolds and unveils subtle pencil box and dry tobacco aromas. The palate is more outgoing than the aromatics with a vibrant, almost citrus-fresh opening, tensile tannins and a satisfying sense of energy. This feels nimble and agile in the mouth with a touch of white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. You come away with the feeling that this Gloria has something up its sleeve for those with patience to cellar it for eight to ten years.

Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot
J. Robinson 16,5
Parker/WA 93-95
Wine Spectator 93-96
J. Suckling 93-94
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled By DOMAINES HENRI MARTIN 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE
Appellation Saint-Julien
Color Red
Environment Sustainable viticulture
In-Stock En-Primeur
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Château Gloria
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Medoc
£372.00
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