2001 SIMARD CHATEAU ST. EMILION
The estate is located on the southern slopes in the old town of Saint Emilion close to the two first growths of the region. The vineyard goes back to the 17th century when the Simard family, the then owners of the Chateau, was among the first families of Saint Emilion.
The current owner Claude Maziere, uncle of the owners of Chateau Ausone, ages wines from only outstanding vintages for at least 10 years before releasing them. The wine owes its finesse and suppleness to a combination of sandy, gravelly soils, and rigorous grape selection.
The current release is rich with bright black current fruit with great texture,finesse and suppleness in a long lingering finish.
Excellent with red meats and butterflied leg of lamb