Château Simard 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 

Château Simard 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 

The nose is fruity, very slightly tight and offers a small concentration. The wine needs to be put in carafe. It reveals notes of ripe juicy cassis, blackberry and small notes of blueberry associated with discreet hints of ripe red berries, coffee as well as very discreet hints of spices and Zan. The palate is fruity, fresh, well-balanced and offers minerality, a good definition, a slight acidulous frame as well as a racy minerality. On the palate this wine expresses notes of ripe / juicy cassis, small ripe / fresh berries associated with small touches of wild raspberry, violet / rose as well as discreet hints of  licorice / Zan and spices. Tannins are fine, young and very slightly tight. There is an imperceptible hint of coffee / cocoa on the persistence.

Note (Score): 15+/20

Note (Score): 89-90/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)