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.
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.