Chateau Gloria,

Esprit de Gloria

Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,
Bordeaux,France,
2018
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  • Decanter: 93
  • Robert Parker: 92

£35.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

This Chateau was created in the 1950’s by the late Henri Martin who was also the regisseur of Chateau Latour. Consequently, it does not appear in the 1855 classification but surely would, if it were ever updated. Along with big brother Saint Pierre, the quality here has improved massively in the last few years and this is a top St Julien performer these days.

The 2018 Gloria has a wonderful, harmonious bouquet of copious blackberry, briary, cedar and tobacco notes that just feels so… effortless. The very harmonious palate offers pure black fruit laced with graphite. Displaying moderate weight and fine acidity, and quite linear and focused on the finish.

Category: SKU: f8e59f4b2fe7
In The Cellar
TRADITIONAL IN STAINLESS STEEL, TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED TANKS. 14 MONTHS IN CASKS, 40% OF WHICH ARE RENEWED ON AVERAGE

In The Vineyard
Henri Martin’s lifetime achievement was no doubt the creation of Château Gloria. Row by row he patiently and systematically negotiated with his friends in the commune of Saint-Julien to buy these various “cru classé” parcels to eventually make up the Château Gloria estate. So why isn’t the Château a “cru classé”? The answer is simple: it didn’t exist at the time of the 1855 classification. This Saint-Julien Château nevertheless lives up to its name as one of the top producers in the region today. Esprit de Gloria is the second wine of the estate made from the younger vines. It reflects the typicity of the Saint-Julien appellation and may be enjoyed younger. It is an excellent introduction to the beauty of Saint-Julien.
A wonderful, harmonious bouquet of copious blackberry, briary, cedar and tobacco notes that just feels so effortless. The very harmonious palate offers pure black fruit laced with graphite. Displaying moderate weight and fine acidity, and quite linear and focused on the finish.
Alcohol:13.5