Chateau Simard - Saint Emilion Grand Cru - 2012 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Offering an attractive combination of Christmas fruitcake, balsam wood, kirsch liqueur and spice box, this richly fruity, generously endowed, medium-bodied, lush, plush, consumer-friendly wine will drink well for 7-8 years.
The Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 shows character of sour cherry, boysenberry notes, leather notes, stable notes, light ink notes, and hint of pepper.
Château Simard is located near the ancient and beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, home to the Right Bank’s most prestigious estates. The 40-hectare (98.84-acre) gently sloping vineyard is marked by predominantly clay soil mixed with sand and gravel, and a deep water table, forcing the vines to grow far into the ground. It is planted to Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines that average 35 years in age.
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Producer: Pauline Vauthier
Size: 40 hectares
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Age of the vines: 20 years old
Soil: Clay with sand and gravel
Maceration: Approximately 30 days, depending on the vats. 100% malolactic; no oak aging.