St Julien Chateau Gloria 2008Henri Martin
ORIGIN: St Julien, Bordeaux, France
VARIETAL: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
91 pts Robert Parker
As a Cru bourgeois wine produced in the Saint-Julien appellation on a total area of 50 hectares, the Château Gloria boasts a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% of Petit Verdot. The Château Gloria 2008 has a fresh, well-defined bouquet with tobacco and graphite notes. It is very clean with well-integrated and judicious use of oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded black cherry and spice-tinged entry leading to a plush, well-defined finish. This is a well-made Saint Julien that should age well over 10-15 years. The 2008 Chateau Gloria is particularly seductive.