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Château Gloria 2018, St Julien 12 x 75cl

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A Growth Claret in all but name, created in the 1950’s form vineyards purchased from other classed Growths. A consistent top performer in St Julien.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2027 through to 2038
£347.00
 

Château Gloria

This Château is somewhat of an anomaly in Bordeaux. It is made up of small plots purchased from neighbouring Classed Growth properties, including Château Léoville- Poyferré, Château Gruaud-Larose and Château Duhart Milon (who owned a small plot in St-Julien). However, once they were sold to the creator of Château Gloria, Monsieur Henri Martin, the vineyards ceased to possess their Classed Growth status. It is, however, Growth Claret in all but name. 45 hectares of vines with an average age of 45 years old, it continually performs year in year out to the highest level.

Tasting Notes

Masculine with tight cassis fruits, there is a lovely fresh graphite quality and carefully integrated cedar oak. The finish is full of energy. Finely balanced, this wine will surely prove to be an excellent claret in the years to come.