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Château Simian

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2021
90
Spice, smoke, fennel, olives, and kirsch are all over the place. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, subtle, and salty, with loads of dark, cherries, and peppery spice in the endnote, you can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, and 5% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2031.

Spice, smoke, fennel, olives, and kirsch are all over the place. Medium-bodied, forward, soft, subtle, and salty, with loads of dark, cherries, and peppery spice in the endnote, you can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, and 5% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2031.

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2020
94
There is a touch of VA that will excite some and not others, you also find garrigue, plums and licorice in the nose. Round, creamy, lush and concentrated, the wine is much better on the palate, with its long, packed and stacked, dark red fruit, chalk, salt and hint of cocoa on the backend. The wine was produced using close to 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024-2038.

There is a touch of VA that will excite some and not others, you also find garrigue, plums and licorice in the nose. Round, creamy, lush and concentrated, the wine is much better on the palate, with its long, packed and stacked, dark red fruit, chalk, salt and hint of cocoa on the backend. The wine was produced using close to 100% old vine Grenache. Drink from 2024-2038.

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2020
92
Olive tapenade, herbs, peppery spices and sweet, red cherries show with no effort in the nose. On the palate the wine is soft, supple and fresh, with lift and creamy textures in the finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise. Drink from 2023-2037.

Olive tapenade, herbs, peppery spices and sweet, red cherries show with no effort in the nose. On the palate the wine is soft, supple and fresh, with lift and creamy textures in the finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise. Drink from 2023-2037.

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2018
91
Medium-bodied, elegant, silky, refined and soft, the wine is ripe, floral and juicy with a beautiful purity to the sweet, ripe red fruits. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

Medium-bodied, elegant, silky, refined and soft, the wine is ripe, floral and juicy with a beautiful purity to the sweet, ripe red fruits. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

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2017
90
The Herbs de Provence kicks in early here. From there you find spicy, peppery red fruits and a finish that shows a strong olive tapanade and red berry profile. The wine was made blending 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

The Herbs de Provence kicks in early here. From there you find spicy, peppery red fruits and a finish that shows a strong olive tapanade and red berry profile. The wine was made blending 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

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2017
94
With a strong herbal component to the red fruits, you also find spearmint, oregano and olives. On the palate the wine is spicy, dense, fresh and comes with a basket of olives and herbs in the finish. The wine was produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

With a strong herbal component to the red fruits, you also find spearmint, oregano and olives. On the palate the wine is spicy, dense, fresh and comes with a basket of olives and herbs in the finish. The wine was produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

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2016
92
With a strong garrigue and herbal leaning, you also find sweet, ripe, red fruits and loads of olive tapanade in the medium bodied, round finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

With a strong garrigue and herbal leaning, you also find sweet, ripe, red fruits and loads of olive tapanade in the medium bodied, round finish. The wine was made blending 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Counoise.

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2016
96
The garrigue is strong here, and it's accompanied by thyme, mint and olives which add to the spicy, fresh, juicy, sweet kirsch notes. Full bodied, spicy and polished, the wine is long, deep and fresh, with good concentration, length and complexity. The wine was produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

The garrigue is strong here, and it's accompanied by thyme, mint and olives which add to the spicy, fresh, juicy, sweet kirsch notes. Full bodied, spicy and polished, the wine is long, deep and fresh, with good concentration, length and complexity. The wine was produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

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2015
89
Medium bodied, sweet, and bright, with crisp, red berries and a spicy, fresh, juicy, kirsch finish.

Medium bodied, sweet, and bright, with crisp, red berries and a spicy, fresh, juicy, kirsch finish.

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2014
88
Medium bodied, forward, lighter, elegant, fresh style of wine for early drinking pleasure with a forward, cherry and strawberry center. This is not a wine to lay down, but a wine of pleasure.

Medium bodied, forward, lighter, elegant, fresh style of wine for early drinking pleasure with a forward, cherry and strawberry center. This is not a wine to lay down, but a wine of pleasure.

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2013
87
Medium bodied, sweet and tart red berries with wild strawberry and herbs in a forward style. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Medium bodied, sweet and tart red berries with wild strawberry and herbs in a forward style. The wine was made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2012
87
Medium bodied, lighter styled wine, with a lot of freshness, some spice, herbs and kirsch, but not a lot of depth for early drinking.

Medium bodied, lighter styled wine, with a lot of freshness, some spice, herbs and kirsch, but not a lot of depth for early drinking.

1,351 Views   Tasted
2010
94
Low yields and Grenache from vines close to 100 years of age produced a super rich, lush, round, juicy wine packed with sweetness, kirsch, jam, pepper and herbs.

Low yields and Grenache from vines close to 100 years of age produced a super rich, lush, round, juicy wine packed with sweetness, kirsch, jam, pepper and herbs.

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2009
92
Produced from almost 100% old vine Grenache, this already delicious, supple, luscious wine combines hedonistic textures, fresh, ripe, sweet black raspberries, thyme and spicy kirsch sensations in a forward personality.

Produced from almost 100% old vine Grenache, this already delicious, supple, luscious wine combines hedonistic textures, fresh, ripe, sweet black raspberries, thyme and spicy kirsch sensations in a forward personality.

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2009
89
Medium bodied, fresh, lush and ready to go, with loads of sweet, peppery black raspberries and spicy kirsch notes.

Medium bodied, fresh, lush and ready to go, with loads of sweet, peppery black raspberries and spicy kirsch notes.

1,606 Views   Tasted