Bordeaux Merlot

Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

The wine I have opened tonight is the 2016 Château La Vieille Cure. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, bell pepper, black pepper, licorice, violets, oak and earth.

On the palate I am getting nice dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, plum, green bell pepper, leafy herbs, cassis, black pepper and earth.

The wine is medium to full bodied with mouth watering medium + to high acidity and medium + fine tannins that leads right into a long dark fruit finish. This is a very nice Right Bank Bordeaux. I hope everyone is having a great weekend with family and friends? Please be safe and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 days ago

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Nice producer & even better value.
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Huge fan of this producer and they have the ability to age for decades. They won’t blow you’re mind but they will surprise.

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Alex Lallos

This gets the score because of the value. Pop and pour. Uber clean... le pin roots in Castillon. Unbelievable value. 90% merlot. Ripe, plump and delicious yet still very Bordeaux and fresh. Highly highly recommended — 4 days ago

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Peter Zandbergen

Peter Zandbergen

Fully agree, this may become a treasure from the Thienpont stables

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Dan R

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