In a nutshell:
A plush and rounded Left Bank Claret from a Château that's a relative new kid on the block.
Gloria is not one of the Médoc's historic Chateaux and is made up of parcels of vines previously part of some famous names. However in the last half century it's created a very good name for itself. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot it's aged in for 14 months in 40% new oak barrels. On the nose there are aromas of ripe red fruits with some vanilla hints. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a smooth and sleek feel, blackcurrants and soft tannins predominate and it rounds off with a good depth of flavour and even some hints of coffee.
When to drink:
Classic, well made, Saint Julien it's drinking wonderfully well right now and will stay in top form through to the mid 2020s.