Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 1995

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $36.99
Item No. 82725

Winemaker's Notes

Released commercially with at least ten years of bottle age, Chateau Simard is a fine and supple wine due to the combination of sandy, gravelly soils with rigorous grape selection.

Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats. Traditional racking and fining. Bottled at the château. Château Simard's classically elegant, refined style results not only from its fine vineyard location, but also from the number of years the wine spends in bottle. It is never released until a least a decade after the vintage date. The complexity and nuance of the fragrance, the gentleness and finesse of the flavors are immediately apparent.

An equally good choice for beef, lamb, roast duck and composed dishes like risotto. The perfect accompaniment to a wide range of cheeses.

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Rating:
(9/17/2010)
I don't know what the rest of you were eating when drinking this wine, but it could not have been too complimentary. You MUST enjoy this incredible wine with a good steak. It is not advisable, but imperative. The richness of the beef compliments and brings out the chewey tannins bringing out a complex and smooth sensation. Regaling in dark chocolate, woodland berries and smoky oak, this wine will linger on the palette long after the last swallow. Don't tell your prententious wino friends the price. Let them taste first and savor the bottle, then spring it upon them. To those that didn't enjoy this wonderful bordeaux try it again paired with, as stated, steaks or a nice grilled lamb.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Enticing aroma and good balance. I could not, however, find the broad array of flavors and the complexity that I expected after reading other reviews. It was nice... but not great.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
It has a very light, mineral, dry taste. Normally, I drink cabernets, and shiraz or syrah. This wine however, seemed very flat, light taste, no structure. I did not enjoy it at all. I've had less expensive wines that were more complex, and harmonious.
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Learn About Chateau 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...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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