Domaine De L'ancienne Cure

Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure

Monbazillac Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle 2011

Ginger, honey, dried wild herbs, dried grass, apricot, desiccated white peach, medicinal on the palate. Like a cough candy drop... — a month ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

With the Wine Blight laying waste to her vineyards, France went from 8:1 exporter in 1870 to 6:1 importer in 1887. Legions of wine farmers faced total financial ruin. With no cure - or even a proper diagnosis - in sight, many saw no option but to flee to lands not yet affected.

The influx of institutional knowledge that flooded into former backwater wine regions like Rioja catapulted them into relevance, and soon matured into a world-class standard. The farmers had found respite, but couldn't run forever. By the time Phylloxera crossed the Pyrenees, however, there would be new ways to fight back.

French botanist Jules-Emile Planchon had a theory. If the blight was caused by a microscopic American insect as he suspected, perhaps grafted European varieties on American rootstock would be resistant. This would be confirmed by Missouri entomologist Charles Riley, and with millions of rootstocks supplied by Texas horticulturalist T.V. Munson, the Wine Blight was soon in remission.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)
— 2 months ago

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Paul Dethune

Cuvée à l'Ancienne Grand Cru Brut Champagne 2011

Stunning wine with lemon drop, baked Apple, brioche and a hint of almond. Pinpoint bubbles, exceptional length. Great finesse — 5 months ago

Ira, Paul and 3 others liked this

Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

An old favourite from the recent Bordeaux release. Full bodied and rich with plummy flavours and a nice long finish. Good now but will improve with age. Paired very nicely with bbq ribeye steaks. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Joubert

Cuvée à l'Ancienne Beaujolais Gamay 2016

Molto fresco e buono. Sento poco supmante, profumo speciale. Ha acidita forte ma e rotondo. Sarebbe perche e’ biodinamico? E facile bere troppo. Sarebbe pericoloso. Mi piacciono vini naturali. — 3 months ago

Marcel Lapierre

Raisins Gaulois Gamay

Give me more of this juicy acidic bottle full of cranberries, pomegranate, vanilla and clove. A warm Summer’s day cure is found inside this bottle. — 4 months ago

Navarro Vineyards

Methode Á L'Ancienne Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Anderson Valley at its best. Just how a Pinot should be. — 7 days ago

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Domaine Joubert

Cuvée à l'Ancienne Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau Gamay 2016

Chalky, blackberry smell, the wine is chalky but so much blackberry, some natural carbonation, full and so much jam - blackberry boysenberry, nice purple, rich and sugar — a month ago

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Michele Satta

Piastraia Bolgheri 2015

Youth is apparent in this lovely wine. Well rounded body for this super Tuscan. Red fruit are dominate, with smoother tannins. The acidity is still a little high for my liking but cellar time should cure that — 3 months ago

P, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Clos de la Cure

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Old-school classic ... very young ... needs time ... but not sure why it has all these negative reviews because it’s going to be quite lovely! — 5 months ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this