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Château Simard

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2023
91
Mint, flowers, spice, and black raspberries fill the perfume. The wine is forward, medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and lifted, with a hint of herbs, and spice on the open, fruity palate. You can enjoy this now, or age it for a few years. The wine blends 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Mint, flowers, spice, and black raspberries fill the perfume. The wine is forward, medium-bodied, soft, fresh, and lifted, with a hint of herbs, and spice on the open, fruity palate. You can enjoy this now, or age it for a few years. The wine blends 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, leafy herbs, tobacco, cherries, and spicy currants combine to produce a medium-bodied, soft, forward wine with freshness, and lift on the mid-palate, ending with supple-textured, fruity finish. You can drink this now, or age it for a few years. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, leafy herbs, tobacco, cherries, and spicy currants combine to produce a medium-bodied, soft, forward wine with freshness, and lift on the mid-palate, ending with supple-textured, fruity finish. You can drink this now, or age it for a few years. The wine blends 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2037. 91-93 Pts.

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2020
90
Kirsch, cherries, flowers, spice and plums open the perfume. Medium-bodied, the wine is soft, fresh, fruity and forward with sweetness and lift in the almost, crisp finish. You can enjoy this on release, or age it a bit for more complexity. Drink from 2023-2032.

Kirsch, cherries, flowers, spice and plums open the perfume. Medium-bodied, the wine is soft, fresh, fruity and forward with sweetness and lift in the almost, crisp finish. You can enjoy this on release, or age it a bit for more complexity. Drink from 2023-2032.

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2018
91
Earthy black raspberries and wet forest notes mingle perfectly with all the silky, fresh, sweet, ripe fruits. Medium-bodied, with a soft, inviting, fruit and earth finish, this will be even better with a year or two of cellaring. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Earthy black raspberries and wet forest notes mingle perfectly with all the silky, fresh, sweet, ripe fruits. Medium-bodied, with a soft, inviting, fruit and earth finish, this will be even better with a year or two of cellaring. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Flowers and black raspberry are found in the nose and on the palate. The wine is medium bodied, forward and fresh with juicy, black cherries and licorice in the finish. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 89-91 Pts

Flowers and black raspberry are found in the nose and on the palate. The wine is medium bodied, forward and fresh with juicy, black cherries and licorice in the finish. The wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 89-91 Pts

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2016
90
With a short of spice, fresh herbs, thyme and plums in the nose, you also find ripe, fresh cherry and plums with a hint of bottle chocolate in the fresh finish. You can drink this now, or age it for a few years. The wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

With a short of spice, fresh herbs, thyme and plums in the nose, you also find ripe, fresh cherry and plums with a hint of bottle chocolate in the fresh finish. You can drink this now, or age it for a few years. The wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

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2015
89
The first thing you notice is the sweet, kirsch, smoke and thyme in the nose before moving on to the soft, fresh, ripe cherries with their hint of tartness and lift in the finish.

The first thing you notice is the sweet, kirsch, smoke and thyme in the nose before moving on to the soft, fresh, ripe cherries with their hint of tartness and lift in the finish.

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Smoke, licorice, flowers and plums make an appearance in the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet, bright and forward, leaving you with juicy, red berries and plums in the medium bodied, finish. Blending 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, this wine is aging in 30% new, French oak barrels.

Smoke, licorice, flowers and plums make an appearance in the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet, bright and forward, leaving you with juicy, red berries and plums in the medium bodied, finish. Blending 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, this wine is aging in 30% new, French oak barrels.

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Plummy with crisp berries, fresh, bright cherries, licorice and cocoa with a splash more cherry in an olive tapenade-tinged finish.

Plummy with crisp berries, fresh, bright cherries, licorice and cocoa with a splash more cherry in an olive tapenade-tinged finish.

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2014
87
Licorice, plum and chocolate on the nose, soft, medium bodied and easy drinking with a sweet, red berry finish. Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine is aging in 30% new, French oak barrels. 86-88 Pts

Licorice, plum and chocolate on the nose, soft, medium bodied and easy drinking with a sweet, red berry finish. Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine is aging in 30% new, French oak barrels. 86-88 Pts

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2013
85
Light in color and style, the spicy red cherry and strawberry character will be best enjoyed in its youth. Blending 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aging in 30% new French oak. 84-86 Pts

Light in color and style, the spicy red cherry and strawberry character will be best enjoyed in its youth. Blending 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine is aging in 30% new French oak. 84-86 Pts

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2012
85
65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with earth and raspberry notes with medium body and a light, sweet and tart red cherry finish. 84-86 Pts

65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with earth and raspberry notes with medium body and a light, sweet and tart red cherry finish. 84-86 Pts

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2011
87
80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc was aged in concrete vats to create a wine offering ripe strawberry, earth and cherry notes with a soft red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc was aged in concrete vats to create a wine offering ripe strawberry, earth and cherry notes with a soft red berry finish. 87-88 Pts

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2010
89
2010 Simard 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc offers jammy black raspberries, licorice and earthy scents, medium body and a kirsch finish that will allow this soft wine to drink well early. 88-90 Pts

2010 Simard 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc offers jammy black raspberries, licorice and earthy scents, medium body and a kirsch finish that will allow this soft wine to drink well early. 88-90 Pts

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2009
87
Medium bodied, dominated by red cherries and cocoa, this soft textured, forward wine will be best enjoyed in its youth as it lack the stuffing to age for more than a few years.

Medium bodied, dominated by red cherries and cocoa, this soft textured, forward wine will be best enjoyed in its youth as it lack the stuffing to age for more than a few years.

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