Collection: Château Gloria

Bordeaux, France

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Château Gloria is an unclassified estate located within Bordeaux’s renowned St-Julien appellation producing wines that rival the quality of even the most prestigious classed growths. Henri Martin, hailing from a cooper’s background, founded Château Gloria in 1942. He embarked on an ambitious winemaking journey, acquiring vineyard plots from esteemed classed growth properties like Gruaud-Larose, Talbot, Lagrange, and Léoville-Barton. By the mid-1960s, he owned 50 hectares of vineyards throughout the appellation. Today, his first plot, Château Gloria, is managed by son-in-law Jean-Louis Triaud.

Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider has said that the 2016 vintage is certainly the best wine produced in the history of the Château Gloria estate. The 2016 St. Julien is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It is aged in a combination of large oak foudres and small 50% new oak barrels, producing a rich and bold wine.