The 2015 Gloria, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc, matured for 14 months in 40% new and 60% one-year-old barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an earthy/meaty nose with a core of black plums and blackberries plus touches of eucalypt and anise. The medium-bodied palate is just a little lean and chewy with an earthy finish.
2015 is a huge vintage in Bordeaux and particularly in some of the Médoc appellations, which includes Saint-Julien. The harvest took place without any difficulties due to the healthy condition and optimal ripeness of the grapes. In the winery, the greatest care was taken to avoid over-extraction so that the juice was of high quality. In the glass, the Gloria 2015 is very balanced due to the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. There are greedy ripe fruit aromas with well-marked, but velvety, tannins. This is a Saint-Julien with a lot of potential.