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Brilliant value St Julien
from one of Bordeaux's
best Cru Bourgeois

Glorious Gloria | 2015 & 2016

Chateau Gloria is fast becoming one of the most exciting insider wines of the entire Bordeaux region. We are delighted to offer the glorious duo of Ch Gloria 2015 and 2016 immediately available for storage or delivery.
 
In terms of quality Gloria undoubtedly competes with a good number of Cru Classé Chateaux. Its omission from the higher echelons of the ranking is simply because it did not exist in 1855. Henri Martin painstakingly created the estate during the 1940s and 50s, gradually building up parcels of Crus Classés terroirs from his neighbours. Still family run, Gloria’s Cru Bourgeois classification belies the sheer quality of wine now being produced.
 
This pair of wines are from two of the most celebrated vintages of recent years. Both wines still need some time in the cellar but are stylistically different, both very much in keeping with the characteristics of their respective vintages:
 
  • The 2015 is a big richly endowed wine which will be approachable from 2021 with red and black currant flavours on the palate, but will still benefit from a few more years in the cellar. 
  • The 2016 is more classic in style, with pencil and tobacco aromas and a vibrant energetic finish. This will require a bit more patience than the 2015 and will need to be left alone until at least 2024. As Neal Martin said in his original in barrel (en primeur) tasting note: “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.”
These wines raise the bar even higher at this excellent estate, reaffirming the chateau’s position as one of the best Cru Bourgeois and best value Bordeaux you can find. At under £40 per bottle on the table, we strongly recommend slipping a case of both vintages in the cellar.
  1. 2015 Ch Gloria St Julien

    Ch Gloria St Julien
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Gloria
    Region
    St Julien, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
    Drinking
    2021-2029
    Case Size
    6x75cl
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    2015 Ch Gloria St Julien
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Gloria
    Region
    St Julien, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
    Drinking
    2021-2029
    Case Size
    6x75cl
    Available Now

      In Bond
      Case price

      £170.00 (Ex. VAT)

      Qty
      (10+ in stock)

      Tasting Notes

      Goedhuis, April 2016, Score: 90-92

      A quite excellent wine, with masses of flamboyance and succulence. This is all about sweet dark fruits, with lots of juicy Merlot flavours supported by a bite of Cabernet freshness on the finish. An admirable wine for mid-term aging.

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    • 2016 Ch Gloria St Julien

      Ch Gloria St Julien
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Château Gloria
      Region
      St Julien, Red Bordeaux
      Grape
      Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
      Drinking
      2022-2032
      Case Size
      6x75cl
      Available Now
      2016 Ch Gloria St Julien
      Colour
      Red
      Producer
      Château Gloria
      Region
      St Julien, Red Bordeaux
      Grape
      Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
      Drinking
      2022-2032
      Case Size
      6x75cl
      Available Now

        In Bond
        Case price

        £185.00 (Ex. VAT)

        Qty
        (10+ in stock)

        Tasting Notes

        Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 91-93

        As always a wine that sits beautifully in its category for its price quality ratio. Shining purple colour, it has pure dark elderberry aromas. In the palate, it is a very enticing harmonious style, with ripe rounded black fruit flavours, a feeling of richness, and subtle smooth tannins. A real star. DR

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