Chateau Gloria - Saint Julien - red - 1990 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Surprisingly light, the 1990 Gloria is still a very pleasant wine that should be drunk over the next 5-7 years.”Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Château Gloria is a property in the Saint Julien appellation that produces clarets that equal in quality those from the more prestigious classed growths. Henri Martin, a cooper by upbringing, took over the property in 1942 and began purchasing plots of vineyards from classed growth properties such as Gruaud-Larose, Talbot, Lagrange and Léoville-Barton. By the mid 1960s he had 50 hectares spread across the appellation. In 1982 he purchased Château St-Pierre and thus realised his lifetime ambition of owning a Grand Cru Classé property. Henri Martin died in 1991 and Gloria is now run by his son-in-law Jean-Louis Triaud.
From: France , Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Grape varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot
Aging: Ageing in a combination of large oak foudres and small oak barrels (50% new)