Château Gloria 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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Le Figaro Vin
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James Suckling
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Jancis Robinson
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Jeff Leve

The 2016 Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads of layers and a lifted finish.
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The tannins in this wine are firm, resulting in a selection of more structural grip than fruity opulence. It will need to evolve and mellow, ensuring that the fruit is allowed to come forward.
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This has a slightly chunky feel now, with bramble and tar notes jutting out a bit, but the core is saturated with cassis and blackberry fruit flavors and there's fun energy throughout. Offers a lovely tug of sweet tobacco detail on the finish too. Just let this settle in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038.
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Dense and layered red with berry and tobacco character, a full body and a savory finish. Got it all here.
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Sweet and energetic and very glossy. Just a little austere on the end. Bone dry. Quite demanding. Just not quite enough ripe fruit for the not inconsiderable tannins.
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Comme nous le présentions, 2016 est une réussite majeure pour la propriété, il ajoute un supplément de profondeur et de définition. Superbe.
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Dégustation de la rédaction du Figaro Vin : Nez de fruits rouges, petits fruits noirs, Zan, vanillé. Jus frais, belle mâche, tonique, tannins souples, vin gourmand.
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Forward, fresh and refined, the deep red fruits, espresso, wet earth and spice combine to produce an outstanding wine of character and charm. This is clearly in contention to end up as the finest vintage Gloria has ever produced.
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Created by Henri Martin, unique since the 50 hectare vineyard of Château Gloria was formed piece by piece over several years by purchasing plots derived exclusively from Grands Crus in 1855. The origin of the soils, the attention to culture and vinification, explain its quality recognized worldwide. Vineyard of 50 hectares, with an average age of 40 spread over three areas, the center of Beychevelle, west and north of the appellation (neighboring Pauillac) on a soil composed of serious original gunzienne overlying a sandy clay layer.

Château Gloria is unique

Unique because this vineyard was built piece by piece over several years, by purchasing parcels exclusively from Grands Crus classified in 1855 of Saint-Julien. The origin of the terroirs, the care given to the culture and the vinification, explain its quality globally recognized.

An aged vineyard worthy of a Cru-Classé

Vineyard of 50 hectares, with an average age of 40 years spread over three zones, in the center of Beychevelle, in the west and north of the appellation (bordering Pauillac) on a soil composed of gravels of gunzian origin covering a clay-sandy layer. The grape variety is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. The Château Gloria wine reflects this exceptional terroir, it is an example of balance, finesse, and richness in this price range.

Ultra-modern cellars

After harvest by hand, the harvest is vinified in stainless steel tanks thermoregulated in a traditional way for the production of exceptional wines and long-term. The wine is then aged in barrels, for 14 months, renewed at 40% on average every year.

vines are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. After hand picking, the grapes are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in the traditional way to produce exceptional wines, and age. The wine is aged in the suite, for 14 months, renewed at 40% on average every year. Like its big brother, the Château Saint-Pierre, he shares outstanding changes in recent years (especially 2009/2010/2011).

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Gloria
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    50 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    40 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2040
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 50 hectares by Château Gloria. The average age of the vines is 40 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 14 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.


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.