Château Gloria, Saint-Julien 2016 IN BOND

Château Gloria, Saint-Julien 2016 IN BOND

One of the very best from Château Gloria for many years and the highest rated by the critics. One for all serious Bordeaux buyers... "Dense and layered red with berry and tobacco character, a full body and a savory finish. Got it all here." 93-94 Points, James Suckling "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." 93-95 Points, Neal Martin, robertparker.com "Immediately on the nose you get the rich structure of the fruit, rippling with texture and life. It has just the right amount of drama, offering a tight and well-focussed delivery. This is beautiful, showing great underlying freshness and grip with real tension and minerality." 94 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter
  • Appellation: Saint-Julien
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Bottle size: 75cl
Price: £30.00