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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Chateau Simard Tour Simard 1999
Chateau Simard Tour Simard 1999
(search item no. 102537)
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PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $43.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Nice, mature wine, ready to drink. Russet red color with an auburn rim. Elegant style, with ripe red plum aromas, hints of cedar, raspberry and marzipan that open in the glass. Round tannins are prominent; muted red currant on the palate. Medium-bodied, delicate and restrained, but shows itself upon aeration.
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About Château Simard:

Chateau Simard is located on the southern slopes of the old town of Saint Emilion close to many of the first growths. Simard is a very well-tended vineyard with excellent exposure. Saint Emilion is a 'right bank' commune in Bordeaux. Chateu Simard’s total production is approximately 10,000 cases per year. The estate produces 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.

The name of Chateau Simard is an ancient one. It has been in use since the 17th century when the Simard family were listed among the Bourgeois of Saint Emilion. Today the property is owned by Monsieur Claude Maziere. The current owner typically ages Chateau Simard wines for at least 10 years before releasing them. Simard is one of the few 'aged' wines that is available regularly on the general market.