Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: GLOR110
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.

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.
This is Classed Growth St Julien in all but name. A charming and pretty bouquet yet showing a smouldering underlying power. The palate is intense and powerful, creamy in texture with ripe sweet red fruits supported by savoury capsicum and a trace of dark chocolate. The tannins are finely integrated into the core of the wine and the finish is tight and laden with spice.
Enjoy with a hearty steak and kidney pie with seasonal vegetables
Harvest dates: 13th September - 3rd October. Vinified in 76 different stainless steel tanks that range in size from 50 hectoliters up to 178 hectoliters. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. On average, the production is close to 20,000 cases per year. Aged in 42% new French oak barrels for 12 months.

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