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Château du Glana 2013, Saint-Julien
Château du Glana 2013, Saint-Julien
Château du Glana 2013, Saint-Julien
Château du Glana 2013, Saint-Julien

Château du Glana 2013, Saint-Julien

Where the best of tradition meets cutting-edge winemaking technology

From one of the greatest estates of Saint-Julian, nestled between Pauillac and Margaux, the wine has notes of each of these two esteemed regions in its balance of power, depth and finesse. Glorious for many years ahead.

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Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
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Medium to Full Bodied
  • Bin no: 686488
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 13.00 %vol
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Closure: Cork
  • Grape: 0
  • Region: Bordeaux , France
  • Special Features: -
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Buyer's Notes

Tasting note


Well made and already approachable, it has an open black cherry, red plum and spicy oak and tobacco profile on the nose. It has a balanced feel with rounded tannins without being overly complex, but for all that it shows good length, weight, and fruitiness which is a major achievement for 2013.

Varietal mix: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot.


Château profile


Situated along the banks of the Gironde estuary in Saint Julien. Château du Glana started off with only 5 hectares of land, it now boasts over 50 hectares of 25 year old vines.


One of the leading cru bourgeoise of St-Julien, Château du Glana lies between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south, the wines tend to display a balance between the power and depth of the former, and the charm and suppleness of the latter. Chateau du Glana was built up by the Kaelin family in the first half of the 20th century and sits between the villages of Beychevelle and Saint-Julien on deep gravel soils which are ideally suited to growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chateau was built in 1870 and the original 5 hectare vineyard has been extended over the years to 59 hectares, by buying plots from the 3rd Growth Ch. Lagrange. The modern history of the Château starts in 1961 when it was purchased by Gabriel Meffre who extended and renovated over the years, most recently in 2003.

This is a serious vineyard everything about the winemaking is a blend of the best bits of traditional and modern. Temperature controlled fermentation and then 12 months ageing in one third new oak barrels. Fined using egg whites and lightly filtered, the resulting wines could be termed modern in style, but retain the classical elegance of a great St Julien.

What is En Primeur?

Buying wine En Primeur or 'in the barrel' is an excellent way of securing some of the best wines of this year's vintage. From the top Crus to smaller, excellent value producers, the Waitrose Bordeaux En Primeur selection offers a superb range at all price points and is a great opportunity to invest in fine wines from this prestigious region.


Buying En Primeur from Waitrose is a simple and secure way to add some interesting wines to your cellar whilst offering a unique taste of this fascinating vintage.


Waitrose En Primeur prices are based on 6 bottles and exclude VAT and Duty, but include shipping from Bordeaux straight to your door (within mainland UK).


Find out more about buying En Primeur through us, as well as a detailed report of the vintage >

What happens next?

At the end of the En Primeur sales period (Summer 2014) you will receive a certificate of purchase from Waitrose Cellar. We will also bill you at the same time your certificate is sent. Your wine will be maturing in the barrel in Bordeaux for a further 2-3 years until it is bottled and released by the Château. When it is ready for shipment in Summer 2016 we will contact you to ask if you would like to take delivery or arrange longer term storage. If you choose delivery, then we will request payment of the duty and VAT applicable at the prevailing rate prior to delivery. If you prefer storage, professional cellarage under bond can be arranged with our fine wine storage partner Vinothèque at a competitive rate.


If you would like to chat through the selection or are looking for advice on how to buy En Primeur, please contact our wine specialists who will be happy to help. Call them on 01344 825523 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email enprimeur@waitrosecellar.com