Terre du Lion Saint-Julien 2018

£35.00

This Saint Julien comes from a 1 hectare plot on the Château du Glana estate and is made by the latter’s award winning winemaking team. Cabernet dominates with around 70% of the blend with 30% Merlot.  The wine is aged in oak with 45% new casks. It has a perfumed nose of blackberries, red plums, and spice, then medium bodied on the palate with velvety dark fruit and silky tannins.

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Wine Enthusiast – 92 pts – Produced by the winemaking team of Château du Glana, this limited-production wine has plenty of the elegance associated with the appellation. It is balanced, full of ripe black currants and berries, with a stylish layer of tannins. (RV, 2017 vintage)

Château du Glana

 

Château Du Glana is located on the Route des Grands Vins running parallel to the Gironde estuary, between the towns of Beychevelle and Saint-Julien, opposite the famous Château Ducru-Beaucaillou.

Château Du Glana was constructed in 1870 by Mr Nadeau, the city of Blaye’s architect, for Mr Cayx. At about this time, a small (5 hectares) vineyard of gravelly soil was consolidated thanks to the purchase of several plots of land from neighbouring Château Saint-Pierre.

After several other owners, Mr Gabriel Meffre bought Château Du Glana in 1961. He increased the vineyard to 43 hectares in the following years by acquiring several plots belonging to third growth Château Lagrange.

Helped by his young sons Ludovic and Julien, Jean-Paul Meffre now looks after the estate. They are motivated by a major ambition: to achieve the estate’s full potential.
Surrounded by some of finest great growths in the Médoc, Château Du Glana has made tremendous strides in quality since 1999.

Much thought has gone into making improvements over the past several years and the vineyard has been entirely renovated. Château Du Glana produces modern elegant wines of character reflecting the estate’s superb terroir.

The estate’s completely restored buildings (vat room, grape reception area, ageing cellar, offices, and reception room), the immense care taken in the vineyard, and precious winemaking advice from Professor Denis Dubourdieu provide a sound equilibrium between modern methods and respect for tradition. Château Du Glana is thus a well-balanced, velvety, and complex wine enjoyable young, but also with excellent ageing potential (over ten years)

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