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2016 Chateau GloriaBlend from France

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A vineyard covering 50 hectares, with an average vine age of 40 years, spread across three areas, in the middle of Beychevelle and then in the west and the north of the appella...

  • 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93-94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Tim Atkin, MW
  • 94 Decanter
  • 93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 88 Wine Enthusiast
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About

96

The 2016 Gloria is one of the undisputed stars of this vintage. Rich, deep and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous intensity in all of its dimensions. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, menthol, licorice and dried rose petal all add complexity. In 2016 Gloria is a real head-turner. It should be a fabulous value as well. There is not much else to say. Drink 2026-2046.

93-95 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 29 September until 17 October. It is matured in slightly less oak than the Saint-Pierre, at 40%. This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost reluctantly unfolds and unveils subtle pencil box and dry tobacco aromas. The palate is more outgoing than the aromatics with a vibrant, almost citrus-fresh opening, tensile tannins and a satisfying sense of energy. This feels nimble and agile in the mouth with a touch of white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. You come away with the feeling that this Gloria has something up its sleeve for those with patience to cellar it for eight to ten years. Drink 2024 - 2060.

93-94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Dense and layered red with berry and tobacco character, a full body and a savory finish. Got it all here.

94 Tim Atkin, MW

Working with its new winery for the first time in 2016, Gloria has made a fine, aromatic, well structured blend, with more tannin and concentration than the 2015, but similar levels of perfume and finesse. Serious and age worthy, it’s sappy and long. 2024-2036

94 Decanter

Immediately on the nose you get the rich structure of the fruit, rippling with texture and life. It has just the right amount of drama, offering a tight and well-focussed delivery. This is beautiful, showing great underlying freshness and grip with real tension and minerality. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050

93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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 layers and a lifted finish. Drink Date: 2020 - 2035

88 Wine Enthusiast

This spicy wine with black-currant fruits and acidity is produced by the team of Saint-Julien's Chateau Gloria. It needs until mid 2019 for the wood to calm down and then it will be a ripe, easy and deliciously open wine.

Product Description:

A vineyard covering 50 hectares, with an average vine age of 40 years, spread across three areas, in the middle of Beychevelle and then in the west and the north of the appellation (bordering Pauillac) on soil made up of Gunzian gravel covering a layer of clay and sand. The grapes are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

Product Detail

Item # 116100
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

93-95 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93-94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Tim Atkin, MW

94 - Decanter

93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

88 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla