Exhibiting real energy and vitality, with pure bouquets, plush silky tannins, plenty of mid-palate fruit and impressive length of flavour.

Growing Conditions

The vineyards here were assembled by Henri Martin, then manager of first growth Latour, during the middle of the last century. Henri grew up in a family of vineyard and cellar workers in Saint-Julien and dreamed of buying his own vines. He began to do so in 1940, purchasing only vines from classed growth properties, and these gradually developed into Château Gloria. Since before his death, the estate has been run by his daughter, Françoise, and son-in-law, Jean-Louis Triaud (who also owns the Bordeaux football team, Les Girondins), along with their two children Vanessa and Jean.

The estate now consists of 50 hectares of vines, with an average age of 40 years. They are planted on Günz gravel over sandy clay, and are situated in three distinct areas: the centre, the west and the north of the Beychevelle commune to the south of Saint-Julien. The plots are further inland than those of the classed-growth Saint-Julien properties and Gloria aspires neither to their finesse nor their asking price.


All the grapes are hand-picked and destemmed.


Our priority is to respect our terroir by giving our wines every opportunity to express their elegance, strength and complexity.

Officially the second wine of Gloria, it is made from younger vines, and displays impressive poise and balance.

The wine is fermented in stainless-steel vats before spending a year in oak, 40% of which are new, and can age for five to 12 years.


Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, one-third of which were new.

Food Pairing

Beef Wellington, Cheddar Cheese, Gouda, Hard Cheeses and Roast Meats