2011 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WS 92
  • NM 92
  • JS 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Mouthfilling and gutsy a fun rustic style with chewy plum fig and blackberry backed by a very briary finish.-J.M.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked between 15th to 29th September and aged in 40% new oak the Gloria 2011 has an intense bouquet of red and black fruit mixed with a... A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked between 15th to 29th September and aged in 40% new oak the Gloria 2011 has an intense bouquet of red and black fruit mixed with a ferrous scent that emerges only with 5-7 minutes aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. It is a little pinched at the moment although it should blossom during its élevage as there is certainly good substance on the linear finish that exhibits a gentle grip. Fine. Tasted April 2012.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
A wine with juicy blueberry and milk chocolate character. Medium to full body with velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Round textured and satisfying.
JJB 91
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
69% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc. 48-hectare estate. Aged 18 months in 40% new oak barrels. Dark purple almost blue fruit on the nose are complemented by aromas of cigar box... 69% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 5% petit verdot and 4% cabernet franc. 48-hectare estate. Aged 18 months in 40% new oak barrels. Dark purple almost blue fruit on the nose are complemented by aromas of cigar box bittersweet chocolate and a touch of oak. More elegant than powerful the tannins are fine and almost silky while staying in balance with the fruit on the nose. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine bright through the finish. Give this 5-8 years to come together and enjoy through 2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2011

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.