- Château Gloria
- St Julien
- Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
- 2017 - 2025
- Case size
Robert Parker, August 2014,
It is hard to ever find fault with this beautiful wine, which shows plenty of cassis, black olive/tapenade notes with juicy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. It is medium-bodied, pure and quite spicy and fruity. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Jancis Robinson, April 2014,
Black cherry jam, vibrant and chewy on the palate. Full of vigour. Shame that the body and length are victim to the 2013 gentleness! Even so, a good, well-made wine. (RH)
Tim Atkin, May 2014,
Further evidence that St Julien fared better than most Médoc communes in 2013, this is a bright, silky, perfumed Gloria that’s almost ready to drink now. The tannins are just right, supported by sweet oak, smooth cassis and red cherry fruit and a long finish. 2016-22
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.
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.