Chateau Gloria

A relatively young estate, Château Gloria was founded and assembled by Monsieur Henri Martin who established the reputation of Gloria within the space of a generation. With the first acquisitions of 6 hectares (15 acres) of vines in
1942, and purchase of the chai of Château Saint-Pierre, Martin added to the estate over the years with land bought from the surrounding classed estates, including châteaux Saint-Pierre, Beychevelle, Léoville-Poyferré, Gruaud-Larose,
Léoville-Barton, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Lagrange and a Saint-Julien property of Duhart-Milon, making up its present size. The estate was included in the proposal by INAO to revise the 1855 classification, and subsequently became listed
in the private classification of Alexis Lichine. The current proprietor of the estate is Martin's son-in-law, Jean-Louis Triaud. The wine is widely regarded as a well-made, with the best characteristics of Saint-Julien, it is estimated
by many to be on a par with the classed growths.

Château Gloria has created the 'Bordeaux de Gloria'. This wine is selected by the château team in order to show the characteristics of the vintage well. This second label is available at Empire Wine at a dramatic value!
Technical Specifications of the 'Bordeaux de Gloria'
VINEYARD: Soil: Deep Gunzian gravel from the Garonne River on a clayeysandy subsoil.
BLEND: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon / 35% Merlot
VINIFICATION: Classical vinification in thermo-regulated vats. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.
WINE TASTING: Attractive dark and dense colour. The expressive nose displays subtle blend of black fruits (Morello cherry, blackcurrant) and roasted touch (toast, vanilla). On the palate, the wine is wide and fleshy, with nice fruity
touch enhanced by élégant woody notes and pleasant tannins.
MATCHING FOOD AND WINE: Serve at 17-18°C with roast turkey chick, fish fillet and red wine sauce or with grilled fillet of duck breast and ground pepper sauce, along with home-made mashed potatoes. This wine will be perfect with a good
selection of cheeses and fine cooked meats.
AGEING POTENTIAL: From 5 to 10 years

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Bordeaux de Gloria Bordeaux Rouge 2016
Attractive dark and dense color. The expressive nose displays a subtle blend of black fruits(Morello Cherry, Black Currant) with a roasted touch (notes of toast and vanilla). On the palate, the wine is wide and fleshy, with a nice hint of fruit enhanced by elegant woody notes and pleasant tannins. ~
Item Number: 31427
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2015
100  Wine Spectator 
2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection, #63.  Wine Spectator 93 Well-steeped plum, fig and boysenberry fruit is richly layered, supported by embedded brambly grip and backed by waves of ganache and sweet tobacco on the finish. This has plenty of energy to carry it in the cellar while it rounds
Item Number: 31151
Bottle:$49.95
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Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2012
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94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92-94 Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness.  Wine Spectator 89 Juicy plum and blackberry fruit is spiked with an overt savory edge that runs
Item Number: 20877
Bottle:$40.95
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Bordeaux de Gloria Bordeaux Rouge 2015
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" Attractive dark and dense colour. The expressive nose displays subtle blend of black fruits (Morello cherry, blackcurrant) and roasted touch (toast, vanilla). On the palate, the wine is wide and fleshy, with nice fruity touch enhanced by élégant woody notes and pleasant tannins. Serve at 17-18°C

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2009 1.5L
95  Neal Martin 
Neal Martin 95 "This may well be the finest Gloria ever made. I love the purity and mineralite on the nose of this Gloria: so expressive and vibrant, immense clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, suave and sophisticated with a wonderful composed, precise finish that

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2010
95  Neal Martin 
Neal Martin 95 "Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Gloria 2010 leaps out of the glass: blackberry, boysenberry, cedar and graphite aromas that are pure and beautifully defined. This palate does not disappoint: mineral rich black fruit, a saline tang, hints of sous-bois and a

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2005 1.5L
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Licorice, blackberry and fresh cèpe on the nose. Full and velvety-textured, with lots of fruit and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and rich. The best Gloria in years. Best after 2014. 18,000 cases made. " ~J.S.

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2006
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "As I wrote last year, this sensational sleeper of the vintage is not far off the pace of Gloria’s brilliant 2005. Sweet cedary, cigar box, roasted herb, and black currant fruit aromas are followed by a lush, full-bodied, textured, concentrated wine. A steal in today’s marketplace,

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2005
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Licorice, blackberry and fresh cèpe on the nose. Full and velvety-textured, with lots of fruit and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and rich. The best Gloria in years. Best after 2014. 18,000 cases made. " ~J.S.

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2009
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95  Neal Martin 
Neal Martin 95 "This may well be the finest Gloria ever made. I love the purity and mineralite on the nose of this Gloria: so expressive and vibrant, immense clarity and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, suave and sophisticated with a wonderful composed, precise finish that

Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2004
89  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 89 "Aromas of violet and blackberry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. A solid wine for the vintage. A little more fruit on the finish would make this outstanding. Best after 2011. 20,000 cases made." ~J.S.  Robert Parker 89