2008 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • NM 91
  • WA 90

Reg: $44.94

$34.94

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Reg: $44.94

$34.94

This product is
out of stock

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NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Château Gloria 2008 has a fresh well-defined bouquet with tobacco and graphite notes. It is very clean with well-integrated and judicious use of oak. The palate is... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Château Gloria 2008 has a fresh well-defined bouquet with tobacco and graphite notes. It is very clean with well-integrated and judicious use of oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded black cherry and spice-tinged entry leading to a plush well-defined finish. This is a well-made Saint Julien that should age well over 10-15 years. Tasted January 2012.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A stunning sleeper of the vintage this beautiful already irresistible plum/garnet-colored 2008 is a wine to purchase by the case. It possesses a dense plum/purple color a glorious perfume of Christmas fruitcake cedarwood... A stunning sleeper of the vintage this beautiful already irresistible plum/garnet-colored 2008 is a wine to purchase by the case. It possesses a dense plum/purple color a glorious perfume of Christmas fruitcake cedarwood black currants jammy cherries and licorice medium to full body and a silky personality. It will provide both a hedonistic and intellectual turn-on over the next 10-15 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2008

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.