Chateau Gloria Saint Julien 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
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.
Barrel 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
This has a slightly chunky feel now, with bramble and tar notes jutting out a bit, but the core is saturated with cassis and blackberry fruit flavors and there's fun energy throughout. Offers a lovely tug of sweet tobacco detail on the finish too. Just let this settle in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038.
The 2016 Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads of layers and a lifted finish.