The 2016 Chateau Gloria is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged 14 months in 42% new and 58% one-year-old French oak. This red wine has a deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of plum preserves, warm cassis and dark chocolate with touches of tobacco, bay leaves and lavender with a waft of dusty soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and savory in the mouth with loads layers and a lifted finish.
The 2016 Chateau Gloria is one of the undisputed stars of this vintage. This 2016 Gloria is rich, deep and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous intensity in all of its dimensions. This red wine is sweet red cherry, tobacco, menthol, licorice and dried rose petal all add complexity. The 2016 Chateau Gloria is a real head-turner. It should be a fabulous value as well.
94 points Decanter
94 points James Suckling
94 points Wine Spectator