2003 - Ch Gloria Cru Bourgeois St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Gloria
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2009 - 2020
Case size
6x150cl
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2003 CH GLORIA CRU BOURGEOIS ST JULIEN - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Gloria
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2009 - 2020
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £512.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDHA

    Goedhuis, April 2004

    This is a really lovely wine with amazing black fruit aromas and flavours. Rich and ripe with a generous, welcoming character. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, this is a real turn up for the books.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, August 2014,
    Score: 91

    Year in and year out, there is rarely a better wine for the money than this dark garnet Gloria. The 2003 reveals a terrific nose of forest floor, cedarwood, Christmas fruitcake, spice box, black currants and cherries. The tannins are well-integrated, sweet and round. Medium-bodied, juicy, fresh and lively, this fully mature 2003 can be enjoyed over the next several years.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 90

    A sexy, smoky nose of tapenade, black cherry jam, cedar, and Asian spices soars from the glass of this expressive 2003. Once past the flamboyant aromatics, the wine reveals broad, expansive flavors, medium to full body, low acidity, and an undeniably exciting style. Consume it over the next decade. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Drink: Now-2016

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 88-90

    A powerful example of Gloria, the 2003 boasts copious quantities of sweet herb-tinged black cherry and currant fruit intermixed with incense and high quality cigar smoke. This fleshy, medium to full-bodied, hedonistic, savory, mouthfilling effort. Drink: Now-2020

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2004,
    Score: 89-91

    Incredible aromas of black licorice and ripe currant character. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long finish. Blowsy. Lovely wine. -- J.S.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2004

    Very deep ruby, really lovely Cabernet nose, some tobacco leaf flavours, good length with ripe succulence on the palate and very good structure. Drink: Now-2018.

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Producer

Château Gloria

Château Gloria was created in the 1940s from parcels of Beychevelle, Léoville Poyferré, GruaudLarose and Duhart Milon. Due to its late arrival, it could not partake in the 1855 Classification and as a result, it is one of the best value châteaux of the appellation.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.