2015 Chateau Gloria St. Julien

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JA 95 JS 94 WE 94 JL 93 WS 93 JD 92 WA 91
JA 95

janeanson.com, November 2022

This style of vintage really suits Gloria, with its cheerful, exuberant character, silky tannins and clear power. You'll find plenty of precision and bite through the blueberry and cassis fruits, excellent quality...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

What a gorgeous and supple young wine with ultra-fine tannins and vivid acidity. Medium to full body and direct and driven tannins. Shows such beauty. Better in 2020 but already beautiful.
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

One of two classed-growth estates in Saint-Julien owned by the descendants of Henri Martin, this estate has been renovated and the results show in this well-crafted wine. Ripe tannins are balanced by smoky blackberry...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2018

This is just a terrific wine and value. Elegant, refined, fresh, lively, and with an earthy, ripe, dark, red berry character that grows and expands in the glass and on your palate. Medium/full bodied, this will be just...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2018

Well-steeped plum, fig and boysenberry fruit is richly layered, supported by embedded brambly grip and backed by waves of ganache and sweet tobacco on the finish. This has plenty of energy to carry it in the cellar while...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that saw 40% new oak, the 2015 Château Gloria is a beautiful Saint-Julien that’s well worth seeking out and drinking...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2022

A notable success in the vintage, the 2015 Gloria exhibits aromas of sweet dark berries, cigar wrapper and loamy soil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy palate. Impressively concentrated and seamless...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2015 Chateau Gloria St. Julien is an exceptional Bordeaux blend from the renowned region of Bordeaux, France. This wine is a true representation of the elegance and refinement that Bordeaux wines are known for. With a deep ruby-red color, this wine is visually stunning and enticing.

On the nose, the 2015 Chateau Gloria St. Julien offers a captivating bouquet of sweet dark berries, cigar wrapper, and loamy soil. These aromas are beautifully intertwined, creating a complex and alluring aroma profile. This wine invites you to take a sip and explore its rich and fleshy palate.

Upon tasting, the wine reveals itself to be medium to full-bodied, impressively concentrated, and seamlessly balanced. The ripe, powdery tannins provide a velvety texture that coats the palate with pleasure. The wine is already approachable, showcasing its impeccable craftsmanship and maturity.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine a score of 91, recognizing it as a notable success in the vintage. Other critics such as Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Spectator, James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast, and Jane Anson have also praised this wine for its elegance, refinement, and exceptional quality.

The 2015 Chateau Gloria St. Julien is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and the balance of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It was aged in 40% new oak, which adds a touch of spicy oak to the wine's flavor profile. This wine has a moderate alcohol content of 13.5%, further enhancing its drinkability and versatility.

This wine is a true gem from the St. Julien sub-region in Bordeaux, showcasing the unique terroir and winemaking expertise of Chateau Gloria. It is a wine that will age gracefully and can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Pair this wine with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or aged cheeses to elevate your dining experience.

Overall, the 2015 Chateau Gloria St. Julien is a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux. It is a wine of exceptional quality, elegance, and complexity, making it a must-have for any wine enthusiast or collector.