2006 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
As I wrote last year this sensational sleeper of the vintage is not far off the pace of Gloria's brilliant 2005. Sweet cedary cigar box roasted herb and black currant fruit aromas are followed by a lush full-bodied... As I wrote last year this sensational sleeper of the vintage is not far off the pace of Gloria's brilliant 2005. Sweet cedary cigar box roasted herb and black currant fruit aromas are followed by a lush full-bodied textured concentrated wine. A steal in today's marketplace this is a gorgeous St.-Julien to enjoy now and over the next 15+ years. Good value.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Offers blackberry and black licorice on the nose turning to light jam. Full-bodied with lovely silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Beautiful and refined. Best after 2012. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2006

Label

Chateau Gloria is harvested by hand, with traditional vinification and fermentation in heat-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine matures for 14 months in casks, 40% of them new. Recent vintages have featured jammy fruit, typically prune and black currant, with rich but approachable tannins.

Winery

Chateau Gloria

Chateau Gloria is one-of-a-kind, created by Henri Martin who purchased plots piece-by-piece, but exclusively from crus classified in 1855. The 50 hectare vineyard spans three areas: the middle of Beychevelle, the west of Saint-Julien and, on the north, on the border of Pauillac.

The vines include 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot on Gunzian gravel soil over a layer of clay and sand. Average vine age is 40 years.

Chateau Gloria also has a second wine, Chateau Peymartin, produced using the estate's youngest vines.