2014 Chateau Gloria St. Julien
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WE 96
  • AG 94
  • JS 94
  • WA 91
  • WS 91

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2015
(WE94-96 points) 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.
AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2017
The 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... The 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. Tasted two times.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2017
Super 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.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
(WA89-91 points) The Château Gloria 2014 has a focused, straight-laced bouquet with strict redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, tightly wound at first but opening with aeration, tobacco and even flint emerging with time... (WA89-91 points) The Château Gloria 2014 has a focused, straight-laced bouquet with strict redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, tightly wound at first but opening with aeration, tobacco and even flint emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, dry tannin, a little chalkiness under those broody black fruit, the foundation of a classic, almost austere finish the nevertheless offers length and sustain. This actually harks back to the fine old Gloria's of the past, a little rustic perhaps, but a wine that I think will blossom in bottle. This will need to prove itself in bottle. - Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2017
A 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... A 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. –JM
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, October 2017
Brilliant purple with a very dark, nearly black core. The nose is an alluring blend of crushed red and black berries, hot wet stones, pencil lead, bramble and tilled earth with a touch of eucalyptus. The palate is... Brilliant purple with a very dark, nearly black core. The nose is an alluring blend of crushed red and black berries, hot wet stones, pencil lead, bramble and tilled earth with a touch of eucalyptus. The palate is savory, spicy and echoes the fruit notes on the nose. Medium/full bodied with a satisfying mouthfeel and bright acidity. Still young, the wide-grained tannins will become better integrated with a few more years in bottle. Drink 2020-2035+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.