Château-Gloria Saint Julien 2014
A deep red, violetish colour. A jammy nose of red fruits. Notes of liquorice, catechu and vanilla. On entering the mouth it is silky with an exceptional melting quality. Highly precise tannins with exceptional elegance and length.
While many Bordeaux Chateaux have long histories in the region, especially in the Medoc region, but that is not the case with Chateau Gloria. In fact, it is a relatively new estate as compared to its peers. The creator of Chateau Gloria wine label is Henri Martin, who has a background in Bordeaux wine. On the 50-hectare Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Gloria includes 9-hectare of vines in Pauillac. To produce the wine of Chateau Gloria, vinification takes place in temperature-controlled and stainless steel vats.
Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. This wine promises a great future ahead. It has all the elements in balance—rich tannins, intense black fruits and fragrant acidity—to suggest successful long-term aging
VinousThe 2014 Gloria is a bold, powerful wine. Dark cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and underbrush effortlessly fill out its frame. Ample and richly textured, the 2014 offers remarkable depth, power and pure pedigree. Pomegranate, blood orange and iron add further complexity on the finish. This is a superb showing.
James SucklingSuper aromas of blackberries, minerals, roses and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Fantastic center palate. Like a tight ball of silky thread. Seamless. Try drinking in 2020
Wine SpectatorA grippy style, with a pleasantly rugged edge to the copious brambly tannins that push the core of plum and blackberry reduction along. Lots of licorice snap and tobacco notes show on the finish, which offers persistent grip. Delivers more guts than polish, but will age solidly. Best from 2020 through 2030. 16,665 cases made.
Wine Advocate The 2014 Gloria has a powerful bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry and cedar-forthright and demonstrative. The palate is structured and quite masculine, a light marine influence filtering through, but just missing a little complexity on the second half, where I would like to see more Cabernet expression. Perhaps this is one Saint Julien where I expected more. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink Date: 2018-2029.