Chateau Simard St. Emilion 2000 ($36.99): Quite subtle at first with intensity building as the wine opens up. Muted aromas of leather, blackberry forest floor and bramble lead to a silky palate that speaks in hushed tones of cassis, pencil box and dried red fruit alongside a tinge of meaty leatheriness. A wine of finesse and subtlety that is bright and affable in spite of its considerable complexity and sophistication.u.
Chateau Siaurac Lalande de Pomerol ($27.99): A ripe, soft, generous wine, laden with blackberry fruits as well as spice from wood aging. Rich and full-bodied, it has power and concentration from dark tannins as well as the ripe, opulent black fruits of the vintage. Drink from 2014. -(WE)
Chateau La Tour de Mons 2010 ($38.99): Château La Tour de Mons is a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux. With a vineyard planted of 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot, Château La Tour de Mons matures for 12 months in French oak barrels. With an intense colour, the wine displays a very broad aromatic range. Elegant and distinguished, this enticing wine has a fantastic potential for ageing.