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Domaine Simon Blanchard

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2018 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 91

Floral, with sweet, silky, fresh cherries, plums, and chocolate to kick this off. The wine is silky, round and delivers a nice a forward blast of juicy red fruits in the end note. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Domaine Simon Blanchard Guitard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 93

Deep, juicy dark black cherries with cocoa and licorice, the wine has good weight, density and freshness. The fruit is lively as well as rich and fleshy. The wine is made from 52% old vine Merlot paired with 48% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

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2016 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 90

Fleshy, fruity and round, the fruits are fresh, the tannins are polished and the black raspberry and chocolate in the finish hang in there. Made from 100% old Merlot vines that are close to 35 years of age, this is the second vintage for Simon Blanchard, a member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team.

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Dark ruby in hue, this wine delivers flowers, licorice, black raspberry and chocolate. The fruit is ripe, sweet and offers a polished texture. Made from 100% old Merlot vines that are close to 35 years of age, this is the second vintage for Simon Blanchard, a member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team.

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2016 Domaine Simon Blanchard Guitard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 92

Showing a nice depth of color, the wine offers truffle accented juicy, dark plums and cherries. The tannins are round, supple and polished, There is richness, freshness and character, along with vibrancy in the mouth and finish. Made from a blend of 52% old vine Merlot paired with 48% Cabernet Franc from vines with close to 50 years of age, this is a fabulous second effort from Simon Blanchard.

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Flowers, crushed rocks, juicy, dark plums and cherries with round, supple tannins and textures, this wine has enough weight, richness and lift to keep you very occupied. Made from a blend of 52% old vine Merlot paired with 48% Cabernet Franc from vines with close to 50 years of age, this is a nice second effort from Simon Blanchard.

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2016 Domaine Simon Blanchard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 88

Blending 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc delivered a soft, fresh, forward, easy to like, cherry filled charmer for early drinking.

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2015 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 91

Distinctive black raspberry notes with round fat textures ripe sweet fruits and richness in the plush finish. The wine is made from 100% old Merlot vines that are close to 35 years of age. This is a great first effort from Simon Blanchard, a member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team.

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2015 Domaine Simon Blanchard Guitard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 92

From 52% old vine Merlot paired with 48% Cabernet Franc, the wine has richness, minerality, density of fruit and flavor with a long fresh, pure finish. The vines user here are close to 50 years of age. Great first effort from Simon Blanchard, a member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team.

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