2018 Chateau Gloria Saint Julien

$44.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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The newcomer on the block; a lighter, more elegant style of Saint Julien. It is prized for its early drinkability and exceedingly fair price, probably one the best values coming out of the Left Bank. 
“There's lots here, with raspberry, blackberry, currant and blueberry fruit all playing a role, along with lively briar and licorice snap notes. An apple wood frame keeps the elements in line.”-WS 
Buy 6 of these and you can start drinking them guilt-free upon arrival, while waiting for some of your other Chateaux to mature in the cellar. 

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SUMMER/FALL 2021

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 45% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1039512
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Wine Spectator

There's lots here, with raspberry, blackberry, currant and blueberry fruit all playing a role, along with lively briar and licorice snap notes. An apple wood frame keeps the elements in line.

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James Suckling

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

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.