Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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James Suckling
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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
SKU
GLOR0202110 UCNZ
NZ$101.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
NZ$101.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* A generous and showy Saint-Julien, the nose bursting with juicy red berries, cassis, cherries, blackcurrants, and a fresh mint. The palate is broad and juicy with a bright, vibrant acidity, that really makes the flavours jump out. Flavours of dark and red berries, some crushed stone and some herbaceous notes. Hard not to enjoy this wine, simply masterfully crafted.
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* A generous and showy Saint-Julien, the nose bursting with juicy red berries, cassis, cherries, blackcurrants, and a fresh mint. The palate is broad and juicy with a bright, vibrant acidity, that really makes the flavours jump out. Flavours of dark and red berries, some crushed stone and some herbaceous notes. Hard not to enjoy this wine, simply masterfully crafted.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

James Suckling

I like the firmness and polish to this, with medium body, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Racy and refined.

92 / 100

Robert Parker

Charming and extroverted, the 2021 Gloria bursts with aromas of cassis, cherries, sweet berries, fresh mint and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's a lively, seamless wine that wears its heart on its sleeve. This blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc seems likely to emerge as a sleeper of the vintage. Tasted four times.

16 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Cask sample. Lacks the density of top years but fruit present and tannins finely honed. A well-crafted, medium-bodied wine with attractive fruit and some persistence on the finish. (JL)

90 / 100

Decanter

A darkly herbal nose, blackcurrant and brambles. Juicy and alive on the palate, this is quite high-toned with a sharpness to the fruit yet also a pencil lead-chalkiness giving this push pull of brightness as well as a savoury touch. I like the clarity of flavours, the precision that comes across - it's playful and fun and all seems in balance with the minerality showing through on the palate too. A little light on the mid palate, but easy to like.