2020 Château Gloria, St-Julien

The 2020 Gloria is a really stunning St-Julien in 2020. There's an exuberence here, but also real poise and delicacy to the tannins. The palate is ample yet with a very fine thread of acidity, and the finish is long and stony. This tastes like a cru classe at double the price. Bravo.

Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£34.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£206.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    35% Merlot
    11% Petit Verdot
    4% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2020 Château Gloria, St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Very focused and poised with blackberry, blackcurrant and graphite character. It’s full-to medium-bodied with racy tannins and a long, dynamic finish. Will be interesting to see if 2020 is better than 2019.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
94—95/100