Ex-Chateau bottles in perfect condition. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
Simard, owned by Ausone, has always done things a little differently. Whereas most of its neighbors seem dead set on making as much money as possible and as quickly as possible, Simard is held back for at least ten years from its vintage date, letting the wine develop aromatically and blossoms into the complex beauty it was always meant to be. 1998 was a spectacular vintage in St-Emilion. It is drinking beautifully now, with chocolate and spice, firm tannins and a rich finish, and it will continue to age wonderfully for another 5 years.