2005 Chateau Simard

2005 Chateau Simard

Wine & Spirits Magazine 92 pts: "Claude Mazière, who took over his family’s vineyard in 1954, took a different approach to the market than many of his neighbors on the hillside outside the walls of St-Emilion. He made his wine a restaurant staple here in the US by releasing it with ten years of age. When he passed away in 2008, his nephew, Alain Vauthier, of Château Ausone, purchased the property, with plans to eventually sell the wines somewhat earlier, with five years of age. Meanwhile, this 2005 is the current release, matured to silken elegance, still holding some fresh floral notes while the spicy, gamey flavors last, integrated and lovely. Enjoy it with roast squab. "

  • Vintage:2005
  • Country:France
Price: $46.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "Brilliant ruby color with some brick notes. The nose has hints of berries, violets and earth. In the mouth, flavors of cassis, black cherry and plum expand within a good, round structure; medium length and plenty of aging potential. This wine can be enjoyed with red meats, stews and grillade. It is well aged and ready for drinking."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region St.Emilion
Department French - Bordeaux
Varietal Red Bordeaux
Designation No
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