Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur | Château Gloria
Chateau Gloria is out with a remarkable 2020 vintage, released with its older sibling, Chateau Saint Pierre. This excellent duo from Saint Julien is delivering on quality and taste, with most Wine Critics praising these beautiful creations from the Martin Family.
Chateau Gloria is a relatively new comer in the region, being built by Henri Martin between 1930 and 1970. Prized plots were acquired by neighbouring Chateaux, most importantly from Chateau Beychevelle.
The vineyards are producing a quintessential Saint Julien of class and refinement. In 2020, Antonio Galloni is impressed by Gloria's "exceptional balance", while Neal Martin finds "penetrating blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and crushed stone aromas". "A Wonderful Gloria" in the critics eyes which deserves a whopping 93-95 Points, a rather impressive achievement considering its release price of just £158 per 6 bottles, In Bond.
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£ 158 per 6 Bottles IB
£ 163 per 3x150cl Magnums
£ 136 per 1x300cl Double Magnum
£ 251 per 1x600cl Imperial
* All prices can be quoted ex-cellar, in EUR *
Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot
93-95 Points Neal Martin, Vinous
"The 2020 Gloria has an intense nose of penetrating blackberry, raspberry, crushed violet and crushed stone aromas. After 20 minutes, this just blossoms in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and just a touch of espresso and orange peel toward the finish, which remains taught and focused. What a wonderful Gloria! This might actually surpass its sibling, Château St. Pierre, this year. Drink 2028-2050"
91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2020 Gloria is impressive. Bright and punchy, yet quintessentially medium in body, Gloria impresses for its exceptional balance. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal give this bright, chiseled Saint-Julien so much character. Gloria is such a pretty and inviting Saint-Julien. Tasted two times."
This is an En Primeur offer with UK ETA by Summer 2023.
Limited quantities available, offered on allocation only.
Bonded Storage offered via Nexus (for UK and EU).
Payment due on invoice.