Château Gloria 2014 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
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91.2 sur 100 based on 7 Average rating of the Experts
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Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
Score de Gault & Millau
Gault et Millau
Score de la RVF
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Score de Bettane & Besseauve
Bettane et Desseauve
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

The 2014 Gloria has a powerful bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry and cedar—forthright and demonstrative. The palate is structured and quite masculine, a light marine influence filtering through, but just missing a little complexity on the second half, where I would like to see more Cabernet expression. Perhaps this is one Saint Julien where I expected more. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
points on 100
A grippy style, with a pleasantly rugged edge to the copious brambly tannins that push the core of plum and blackberry reduction along. Lots of licorice snap and tobacco notes show on the finish, which offers persistent grip. Delivers more guts than polish, but will age solidly. Best from 2020 through 2030. 16,665 cases made.
points on 100
This is the best Gloria in years with amazing dark blackberries, minerals, rose petals and spices. Full body, firm tannins and a very long finish. Seamless.
points on 100
Nez peu expressif à ce stade, cassis, feuille de cassis, bouche droite, linéaire, avec un beau jus et des tanins élégants et frais. Un vin peu démonstratif à ce stade mais travaillé pour l'élégance et la finesse. Dégustation avril 2015 (16 / 17).
points on 20
2014 est un vin sérieux, profond et très équilibré. Un futur classique pour le cru.
points on 100
Medium bodied, fresh and refined, there is a marked, energetic, red berry quality to the wine that allows it to deliver a bright, elegant, fresh, cherry and cassis note that really sings. This is a contender for the best value in a top Left Bank for 2014.
points on 100


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
    45% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2019 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Young, can drink or 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 45% 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.