Château Du Glana 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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89.8 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
Experts Global ScoreBased on 6 reviews
89.8
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Experts Reviews

89/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
89/100
Score de Jean Marc Quarin
Jean Marc Quarin
91-93/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
92-93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
88/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 du Glana gives up plums, cassis, earth and dried herbs scents with nuances of meats and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and minerally with fine-grained tannins and a lively finish.
89
points on 100
Structured, with spicy fruits and bright acidity, this is a wine for the medium term. It is on a straight line of fruit, acidity and final tannins. The finish is crisply fruity.
91-93
points on 100
Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez fruité, parfumé. Bouche tendre, savoureuse et fondante au milieu avec de l’éclat dans le goût et une jolie finale à la tannicité plus enveloppée que de coutume. Bonne longueur.
89
points on 100
Very vivid and juicy with lovely fruit and acidity that gives this wine presence and texture. Much better than the 2015
92-93
points on 100
Bright crimson. Plump, ripe, purple-fruit nose. Very flattering. Easy peasy. Super-round and bright. Slight sandpaper finish.
16.5
points on 20
One of the few remaining non-classified growths in the St. Julien appellation, this wine serves up fresh, abundant cassis, tobacco and cedar. Medium body with soft textures and a berry-filled finish, the wine needs a few years to develop more complexity.
88
points on 100

Description

It was in 1961 that Mr. Gabriel Meffre, renowned nurseryman of the Vaucluse, bought Château Du Glana. In the following years, it brings the area of ​​the vineyard from five to forty three hectares, thanks to the successive acquisition of several parcels belonging to the Château Lagrange, Third Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien.  


Château du Glana today 

Jean-Paul MEFFRE, with the help of his two young sons Ludovic and Julien, now occupy the property and show great ambitions for it: showcase untapped potential. Enclosed among the greatest Médoc classified growths, this property has been experiencing a constant and unprecedented qualitative progression since 1999 Year after year, a long process based on a thorough reflection and a complete reworking of the vineyard are at the origin of the production of modern wines embodying the elegance, spirit and authenticity of the exceptional terroirs from which they come.



Work and investment 

The complete restoration of the buildings (vat house, vintage reception, barrel cellar, offices, reception room), the care provided to the vineyard and the advice of Professor Denis Dubourdieu on winemaking converge towards a judicious balance between modern methods and respect for tradition. to give balanced wines, velvety, complex, appreciated in their youth while offering a guard of more than ten years.




Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château du Glana
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    43 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    28 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2040
  • Wine apogee
    2031
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 43 hectares by Château du Glana. The average age of the vines is 28 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.