2019 Château Gloria, St.-Julien: £295 IB per dozenTuesday, June 16
Classic St.-Julien terroir is on offer from Château Gloria at just £295 per dozen. Neal Martin's excellent score of 93-95 points is accompanied by a glowing note, describing it as "a nimble Saint-Julien, athletic in build with a sapid finish that urges you back for another sip. Excellent." We enjoyed tasting cask samples of this and found the intensity of cassis fruit very open and immediately enjoyable.
Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.
2019 Château Gloria, St.-Julien
"The 2019 Gloria continues a strong run of form - those rustic Glorias of the 1970s and 1980s are a distant memory. This has a precise and detailed bouquet that offers blackberry, briary, cedar and light tobacco aromas that gently unfurl in the glass. The palate is very well structured with a lovely citric undercurrent lending freshness and sharpness. This is a nimble Saint-Julien, athletic in build with a sapid finish that urges you back for another sip. Excellent. 93-95 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
"This estate continues to deliver the goods, and their 2019 Château Gloria is a hands-down winner. Gorgeous crème de cassis fruit as well as notes of cedar pencil, leather, and dried flowers all flow from this medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien, and it's perfectly balanced, has sweet tannins, and a great finish. Count me impressed. It's going to drink well for 20-25 years or more. 94-96 points." Jeb Dunnuck, Jun 2020
£295 IB per dozen bottles
Offered en primeur, ex-chateau, due to land in the UK in Spring 2022. Priced in bond, excluding UK duty, VAT and onward delivery, payable at the prevailing rate on release from bond. Stock subject to availability, E&OE.