Chateau Simard, St.-Emilion appellation controlled. The Chateau Simard is a designation A. The. C. Saint-Emilion. The grape varieties are Merlot and Cabernet Franc 65% 35%. . The 1990 and 1998 vintages are ready to drink now, while the vintage 2000 in a maximum of 5 years and 2005 in a maximum of 10 years... Some research on these wines indicate general notes about the 88. .