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Château Simard

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2018 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 90

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 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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.

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2015 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2014 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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

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2013 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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

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2012 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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

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2011 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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

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2010 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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

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2009 Château Simard  (St. Émilion) 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.

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