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“A Beautiful and Structured Red”


Simone 2013

Score: 93 /100

Following hot on the heels of James Suckling's 91/100 score of Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2014, the revered and influentially adored wine critic went on to score our limited edition cuvée Simone 2013.

How did it rate on James' 100-point scale? 93 / 100. 

It would be an understatement to say we were happy with the result. But, as with Mr Suckling's review of Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2014 the news did not come as a surprise to our winemaker, Emmanuel Sala. "Our Simone terroir, from which this cuvée is exclusively made, has one of the highest clay densities in Burgundy – the magic ingredient that makes this Pinot Noir so elegant – and a level that is equal to Côte de Nuits grand crus in Richebourg and Musigny. I would have been happier with 100 / 100, but 93 / 100 still makes me smile. What can I say, I am a winemaker, I am a perfectionist!," said Emmanuel. 

Here is James Suckling's full review of Simone 2013:

“A firm and dense red with very silky tannins and lots of ripe fruit combined with wet earth and walnuts. Mediul body, yet compacted. Needs time to soften. A beautiful and structured red. Better in 2019.”
James Suckling

For more reviews by James, head over to jamessuckling.com

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