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Château Haut-Simard

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2018 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 91

Licorice, vanilla and dark plums make up the nose. From there you'll find a round, soft, juicy, fresh, open wine that will serve up a lot of pleasure in its youth. Made from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aging in 20% new, French oak barrels. 90-92 Pts

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2016 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 91

Blending 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the combination of underbrush and ripe, smoky plums hits the spot. The wine has lushly textured, ripe fruit and ample sweetness in the mouth, giving it more weight and depth than usual. This is quite nice to drink today, and it can age for a few years as well.

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Licorice, black raspberry and fresh, red and white cherries pop with no effort. Juicy, fresh and lively, the wine is medium bodied with loads of fruit and freshness in a bright finish. Made from a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aging in 20% new French oak barrels.

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2014 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 89

Earthy, black raspberries and leafy notes in the nose with a sweet, black cherry center in the finish. Produced with a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aging in 20% new, French oak barrels. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 88

From a typical Right Bank blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 50% new French oak for 12 months. Spicy black raspberries, coffee bean and earth lead to a soft, medium-bodied wine that ends with sharp cassis and cherry notes. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 88

With 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 50% new oak. This wine shows herb, black cherry, stone and spice with a round, dark cherry finish. 88-89 Pts

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2010 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 90

2010 Haut Simard from the team at Chateau Ausone, this 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc blend is not to be confused with Simard. Haut Simard comes from a different terroir and is aged in 50% new oak. Licorice, oak, jammy black raspberry and floral aromas work well with the suave texture and ripe, chocolate and blackberry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Haut-Simard  (St. Émilion) 88

Fresh, bright and firm in character, the nose shows off a crisp, red berry stone, espresso and leaf character. There is an austerity to the palate presence that was not expected with a 2009.

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