Château Gloria vineyard covers 50 hectares of vines in St-Julien of which 65% are cabernet sauvignon, with 25% merlot , 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Gloria is unique in that although it is not a classified growth of the appellation, it is comprised of various vineyards that have been meticulously assembled from classified properties. As are result, the grand vin offers exceptional value for money, particularly when expressed in an equally exceptional vintage as the 2020.
2020 Chateau Gloria, Saint-Julien 6x75cl
£159 / Case£26.50 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur
Robert Parker 92-94
Opaque purple-black colored, the 2020 Gloria comes soaring out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums and blueberry compote, followed by suggestions of powdered cinnamon, cedar chest and menthol, plus a waft of graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate is completely coated with juicy black fruits, framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, aging for approximately 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. [20/05/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2043
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