Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien is an excellent wine. Wines hailing from Saint-Julien are found to be rather perfumed that present deep ruby reds and notes of cassis and cedar. The majority of wines from this appellation are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon. The same can be said for the Chateau Gloria Saint-Julien as it features an excellent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.
The result is a forward, medium-intense wine that is fragrant and fruity and features all of the characteristics of a good Saint-Julien wine. It leans towards the drier side with a coy sweetness counter-balancing the intense acidity. The tannins are round, but mature and refreshing, showcasing a depth of professionalism and care in the creation of this wine. To the eye: gorgeous ruby reds are observed. On the nose: notes of dark cherry and plum are noticed with a distinct bouquet of cedar, tobacco, and, of course, cassis. On the palate: red and dark berries, such as blueberry and strawberry, with delicious minerality of tobacco, chocolate, and cedar. The finish is long, but not so intense. It is pleasurable and promotes a multitude of characteristics.
This wonderful wine pairs perfectly with sharp cheeses, charcuterie, and braised meats. It is a delicious, refreshing wine and should be enjoyed on a balmy spring evening.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.