2016 Château Gloria St. Julien Wine Tasting Note

2016 Château Gloria  (St. Julien) 93

Forward, fresh and refined, the deep red fruits, espresso, wet earth and spice combine to produce an outstanding wine of character and charm. This is clearly in contention to end up as the finest vintage Gloria has ever produced.

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Exotic tobacco, anisette and fresh-picked currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is well coiffed and fresh. The fruit is clean and pure and the perfume lingers in your brain. This is clearly the best wine ever from Gloria. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Gloria Chateau Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Gloria, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Gloria can be enjoyed young, with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Gloria is usually better with at least 5-8 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Gloria offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 8-17 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Gloria with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Gloria is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Gloria is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Gloria is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.