Château Simard, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2010


75cl bottle: £24.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £299.40


Château Simard, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from the great 2010 vintage has just been released. The Château on Saint-Émilion’s south-facing slopes only releases its wines when they are approaching peak maturity. The 2010 Simard was made under the supervision of its new proprietor, Alan Vauthier, who brings the same exacting attention to detail and quality as he does at his 1st growth property Château Ausone. At under £25 per bottle, this is superb value for a very high quality and classy Claret.


Our Tasting Notes

A dark brooding red with a restrained bouquet of wonderful rich berry fruit flavours. A Grand Cru of the highest quality with structure and class as it approaches peak maturity. Alan Vauthier‘s influence is here – in spades!

Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Saint-Émilion
Alcohol: 13%


Château Simard is beautifully sited on the sunny southern slopes of Saint-Émilion, surrounded by the region’s First Growths, with great exposure and predominantly clay soil mixed with sand and gravel. Château Simard’s classical, refined style can be attributed not only to its fine vineyard location, but also to its traditional winemaking practices and distinctive aging program. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend gives great elegance.


"Elegant framework of supple tannin, easy acidity, coffee and fruit concentration that are harmonious on the palate. Drink or hold for a few years." - Tom Cannavan,

"A few to look out for: Château de Fonbel (on sand and gravel) is owned by the same family as the much-fêted Château Ausone and the attention of the talented Alain Vauthier and his daughter Pauline really shows. Château Simard is part of the same stable, producing classically styled wines that have got better and better since Alain began to oversee the winemaking in 2008 ( has the excellent 2010 at £24.95). The 2016 Simard – still in barrel – looks outstanding, so be very pleased if you were canny enough to buy some en primeur." - Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph

"It was warm in 2010, and that heat is captured in this deliciously opulent wine – all red berries and spice." - Victoria Moore, The Telegraph