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.
2004 SIMARD CHATEAU ST. EMILION "This light, fruity wine does have tannins that give dryness along with mature berry fruit. Dried fruitcake flavors dominate and the wine will not age further. Drink now." Wine Enthusiast 86 points
Excellent with red meats and butterflied leg of lamb