"Gloria is once again fabulous" (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Land Frankrijk
Regio Bordeaux
Streek Saint Julien
Wijnmaker Château Gloria
Oogstjaar 2018
€ 41,50 per fles

Wijndetails

Wijnsoort Rood
Druiven Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot en Petit Verdot
Op dronk van 2024 tot 2042
Flesinhoud 0.75 Liter
Alcoholpercentage 14 %
Flessluiting Natuurkurk
Verpakking 12 per kist
Recensie: WA 92-94 | JS 93-94 | DE 93 | AG 91-94 | JD 92-94

Château Gloria

Château Gloria in Saint-Julien is geen Grand Cru Classé maar zou dat zonder enige twijfel wel zijn mocht die classificatie van 1855 ooit herzien worden.

De prijs-kwaliteitsverhouding van dit inmiddels internationaal bekende château is fenomenaal goed: Château Gloria is een stuk bescheidener geprijsd dan de Grands Crus Classés van Saint-Julien maar kan de vergelijking met deze sterren zonder twijfel erg goed doorstaan.

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Château Gloria 2018 Saint Julien

Beoordelingen

Wine Advocate
robertparker.com
Score: 92-94

The 2018 Gloria is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up expressive notions of warm red and black currants, black cherries and boysenberries with hints of spice cake, cedar chest, pencil lead and menthol. Full-bodied with a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins, it has a lively line cutting through the dense, savory layers, finishing on a lingering spicy note. The blend is currently 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated aging is for 14 months in oak barriques, 40% new.

James Suckling

93-94
This is a tight and linear red, showing dark berries and blueberries with cedar with flowers. Full-bodied and foursquare. Framed and focused.

Decanter

93
Gloria is fast becoming one of the most exciting insider wines of the entire Bordeaux region, and that rare species of a non-classified St-Julien. The fruit here is brambly, textured and autumnal, and again the alcohol seems generous but balanced, with plenty of St-Julien finesse. It has a feeling of not needing to go too far to convince anyone. This is some austerity here but there's a bounce to the tannins through the mid-palate, while the alcohol is clearly there but not dominant, helped I would expect by relatively generous yields of 46hl/ha. Very good quality. 5% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. 50% new oak.
Drinking Window 2027 - 2040

Vinous - Antonio Galloni

91-94
Gloria is once again fabulous. Brisk and vibrant, the 2018 has so much to offer. The 2018 is a bit more linear than other recent vintages (such as the 2016) but it nevertheless has a lot to offer. Bright red cherry, cedar, tobacco, spice and floral notes pulse with tremendous energy. The tannins need a few years in bottle to unwind, but there is so much to look forward to. The blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Tasted four times.

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