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Château Gloria Saint Julien 2009

The Experience

Drink When...
Words are not enough
Listen To...
Word Up!
Think About...
Drink With...
Rich Lamb Tagine

The Oddbins Take

Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a word ever sum up the life and soul and art of the winemaking process? With a wine like Château Gloria, words feel hollow. So we ask you, look not at the word, but through the word. Be at one with this wine. Relax. Light some candles. Now you are ready.

The Vital Statistics

Saint Julien, Bordeaux
AOC Saint Julien
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Alcohol Units

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The Style

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Aged Style, Built To Last, Earthy
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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An unclassed wine from the Saint-Julien appellation in the heart of Bordeaux’s Médoc region, Château Gloria 2009 is a well-constructed wine - with great poise and finesse, it is considered to match the quality of some of the classed growths (cru classé), Château Gloria expresses some of the best characteristics of the Saint-Julien terroir.

The Château was founded relatively recently in 1942, by Henri Martin, who rapidly established its good name. Having bought-up six hectares in 1942, and purchased the chai (house where barrel ageing takes place) of Château Saint-Pierre, Martin slowly bought more from the surrounding classed estates, including châteaux Saint-Pierre, Beychevelle, Léoville-Poyferré, Gruaud-Larose, Léoville-Barton, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Lagrange and a Saint-Julien property of Duhart-Milon. The property now covers 48 hectares and is planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Msr. Martin’s son-in-law, Jean-Louis Triaud, currently runs the estate.

The estate was included in the proposal by The Institut National de l'Origine et de la Qualité (INAO)to revise the 1855 classification of Bordeaux, and subsequently became listed in the private classification of Alexis Lichin.