Chateau Du Glana is located on the Route des Grands Vins running parallel to the Gironde estuary, between the towns of Beychevelle and Saint~Julien. Constructed in 1870 with a mere 5-hectare vineyard of gravelly soil it was consolidated thanks to the purchase of several plots of land from neighbouring Chateau Saint-Pierre.
After several other owners, Gabriel Meffre bought Chateau Du Glana in 1961. He increased the vineyard to 43 hectares in the following years by acquiring several additional plots.
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.â€¨Surrounded by some of finest great growths in the Medoc, Chateau Du Glana has made tremendous strides in quality since 1999 including an entirely renovated vineyard and all the estate's buildings. They aim to produce modern elegant wines reflecting the estate's terroir.
Showing its roots in Garonne gravels, the 2017 has fractionally more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot and suggests a fleshy nose with pretty floral and sweet red fruit (think red cherry and currents) aromas, pipe tobacco and an earthy spice. Still youthful it has a silky entry and an attractive suppleness that reveals a firm structure woven with freshness on the palate. It's a lovely wine that melds together on the tongue but will benefit from some time in cellar; if you can't wait, feel free to decant.
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2020-11-24 21:37:07.0