Considered one of the best St. Juliens of the vintage (and what a vintage), the Gloria shows ripe blackberry, chocolate, spice and mocha notes. A powerful wine now hitting its drinking window.
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.
Chateau Gloria is a highly regarded Saint Julien estate, considered by many to be on a par with the villages classed growths. The reason it is not itself classed in the 1855 Classification is simple: as an Estate, it didn't exist in 1855. Chateau Gloria was founded and assembled by Monsieur Henri Martin who established the reputation of Gloria within the space of a generation. With the first acquisitions of 6 hectares (15 acres) of vines in 1942, and the purchase of the chai of Chateau Saint-Pierre, Martin added to the estate over the years with land bought from the surrounding classed estates, including chateaux Saint-Pierre, Beychevelle, Léoville-Poyferré, Gruaud-Larose, Léoville-Barton, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Lagrange and a Saint-Julien property of Duhart-Milon, making up its present size.
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot|