chateau gloria saint-julien 2016 750ml
Created by Henri Martin, this estate is unique in having been built up piece by piece over several years through the purchase of parcels, the majority of which were classified as "grands crus" in 1855. The origin of the terroirs and the painstaking growing and vinification techniques are the reasons why its quality is recognised worldwide.
GRAPE VARIETIES (varies by vintage)
65% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot
Traditional in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks
14 months in casks, 40% of which are renewed on average
About 220,000 bottles
"The 2016 Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, 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."
- 96 points, Vinous
"I was lucky enough to taste the 2016 Chateau Gloria on multiple occasions and it's unquestionably the finest vintage of this cuvÃ©e I've tasted. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged in 42% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful, medium to full-bodied wine that has thrilling purity in its ripe black and blue fruits, tobacco, and graphite-laced aromas and flavors. Deep, layered, with ripe tannins and the purity and freshness that makes the vintage so special, this is a brilliant Gloria to drink over the coming 20+ years."
- 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck
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