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Domaine Simon Blanchard

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2020 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 91

Smoke, spice, espresso, licorice and plums are all over the place here on the nose and palate. Deeply colored, the wine is round, plush, ripe, elegant and packed with sweet, ripe black cherries and plums. Give it just a few years in the cellar and it will be even better. The wine is made from 100% old Merlot vines that are close to 35 years of age. Simon Blanchard is a long-time member of the Stephane Derenoncourt team. 90-92 Pts

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2020 Domaine Simon Blanchard Guitard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 92

With a nice depth of the color the wine opens with flowers, herbs, licorice and dark, red fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is soft, lush and polished with the perfect combination of sweetness and vibrancy. The waves of dark ripe berries and freshness in the finish stay with you. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 93

With flowery overtones, the perfume also shows plum, cherry, earth and licorice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich, velvety-textured, ending with long fat waves of smoky, chocolate-covered plums and espresso beans. The finish keeps on going. 92-94 Pts

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2019 Domaine Simon Blanchard Guitard  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 92

Deep in color, the wine is round, lusciously textured, opulent and rich. The fruit is perfectly ripe, sweet and easily shows off its natural intensity that comes from vines averaging 50 years. The freshness and waves of dark ripe berries in the finish hang with you. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Domaine Simon Blanchard Au Champ de la Fenêtre  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 92

Floral, with soft, fresh, ripe, sweet cherries and red plums that are all over the place. Easy to like, and even easier to drink, which is just great as it allows you to dig into all the plums, cherries, licorice and chocolate the wine has to offer right now. 92 Points

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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

Silky, elegant and fresh, with layers of gorgeous, ripe, sweet dark red fruits, this already tastes and feels just great. The wine is made from blending 52% old vine Merlot paired with 48% Cabernet Franc. 93 Points

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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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2018 Domaine Simon Blanchard Village  (Montagne-St. Émilion) 90

Black raspberries, thyme and smoke are at the center of this medium-bodied, soft, forward, fruity, elegant, early drinking charmer. 90 Points

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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. 90 Points

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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. 90 Points

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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. 92 Points

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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. 92 Points

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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. 88 Points

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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. 91 Points

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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. 92 Points

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