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2019 Château Gloria, St.-Julien

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.


Château Gloria, St.-Julien

Producer Profile

Château Gloria, St.-Julien

Château Gloria is an estate in the commune of St.-Julien.  A relatively new estate, it came into being in the mid-20th century, pieced together from various parcels of vines for Henri Martin, with the help of the Cazes family.  Martin's family had a long history in the Medoc.  Previously the manager of Latour, he had dreamt of owning his own vineyard and purchased Gloria in 1942.  Gloria's 50 hectares were acquired by Marttin row by row, in many small parcels from other famous St.-Julien estates, a real labour of love.  Had the estate existed in 1855 it would undoubtedly have been included in the classification and Gloria describe Martin as having 'invented a new cru'.  In 1982 he was also able to purchase Château Saint-Pierre, a Grands Crus Classés in the same commune.

Today, Gloria is run by Martin's daughters and son-in-law and produces an average of 20,000 cases per annum.  The vineyard is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The winery has recently been renovated and quality is improving even further in recent vintages.

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