Château Gloria 2016, St Julien
£46.95 per bottle
Appellation - Saint-Julien
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 3% and Cabernet Franc 7%.
"The 2016 Gloria is noticeably deeper in color than its peers. It has a charming bouquet of blackberry, briar, brown spices and touches of sandalwood, complex and developing loamy elements with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Quite mineral-driven, leading into a composed, precise finish that indicates careful winemaking from great terroir. Superb. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting."
Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020
"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."
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019