Château Simone

Palette Red Rhone Blend

9.2306 ratings
9.1118 pro ratings
Palette, Provence, France
Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Muscat
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Cherry liquer. Red and purple fruit, some barnyard, mulberry and garrigue on the finish. Ripe fruit but lithe with fresh acid, not at all overextracted; prominent tannins (but not too aggressive). Almost reminds me of a ripe, herbaceous alto piedmont Nebbiolo. Fairly one note on the nose for now, just needs more time.

Cherry liquer. Red and purple fruit, some barnyard, mulberry and garrigue on the finish. Ripe fruit but lithe with fresh acid, not at all overextracted; prominent tannins (but not too aggressive). Almost reminds me of a ripe, herbaceous alto piedmont Nebbiolo. Fairly one note on the nose for now, just needs more time.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Paco Suro

Young. Nice.

Young. Nice.

Sep 15th, 2019
Jay Kline

In some ways, Chateau Simone reminds me of some of the more austere vintages of Musar. Always a head turner due to its class. Lovely.

In some ways, Chateau Simone reminds me of some of the more austere vintages of Musar. Always a head turner due to its class. Lovely.

May 12th, 2019
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.5

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP🤣🤣🤔

Extraordinarily quiet and composed - an antidote to aggressive CNdP🤣🤣🤔

Feb 8th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Wow! Tastes like great older Northern Rhône Syrah. Smoky and Bretty with a juicy, dried strawberry feel to the fruit. Great wine! Memorable.

Wow! Tastes like great older Northern Rhône Syrah. Smoky and Bretty with a juicy, dried strawberry feel to the fruit. Great wine! Memorable.

Dec 20th, 2018
Jay Kline

Holly decided to make cassoulet so this seemed like it would be a fitting compliment. Well, I’m here to confirm that the pairing was sublime. I poured this into the decanter about three hours prior to the meal and it probably could have benefited from even more air as it continued to improve in the glass. Red fruits and Herbs de Provence on the nose. On the palate it was crunchy red fruits, minerals and spices. Years to go. Drink with patience or hold.

Holly decided to make cassoulet so this seemed like it would be a fitting compliment. Well, I’m here to confirm that the pairing was sublime. I poured this into the decanter about three hours prior to the meal and it probably could have benefited from even more air as it continued to improve in the glass. Red fruits and Herbs de Provence on the nose. On the palate it was crunchy red fruits, minerals and spices. Years to go. Drink with patience or hold.

Nov 12th, 2018
Jay Kline

This bottle was faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Dark fruits and spice. Tannic still. Lots of life left.

This bottle was faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Dark fruits and spice. Tannic still. Lots of life left.

May 8th, 2018
Freddy Foot

Sommelier Restaurant Gary Danko

8.9

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Meat, preserved cherries, baked red earth. Drinking nicely but a with a firm edge.

Nov 20th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 - this is an elegant and refined Grand Old Lady! Its strikes me with its power. It flirts with red fruit impressions (strawberries). It smells like an autumnwood after rain. Its silky. Probably the wine was not intended to keep for 16 years, but with its tertiary tones its still vital. #provence #palette Mix of several grapes with mourverdre, cinsault, grenache. I drank it with a terrine of gamepaté, a baby chicken from the oven (poussin), stewed green cabbage and mashed potatoes. #simplepleasures

Vintage 2001 - this is an elegant and refined Grand Old Lady! Its strikes me with its power. It flirts with red fruit impressions (strawberries). It smells like an autumnwood after rain. Its silky. Probably the wine was not intended to keep for 16 years, but with its tertiary tones its still vital. #provence #palette Mix of several grapes with mourverdre, cinsault, grenache. I drank it with a terrine of gamepaté, a baby chicken from the oven (poussin), stewed green cabbage and mashed potatoes. #simplepleasures

Nov 19th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Notes of black cherries, red currants, cassis and cocoa

Notes of black cherries, red currants, cassis and cocoa

Sep 21st, 2017