Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9451 ratings
8.954 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Pyrazene, brewed tea, tobacco, cigar, leather, mint and cinnamon. Black pepper, clay, stony characters. High/ elevated concentration and deep staining. Medium minus acid, elevated sweet tannins and body. Long finish.

Pyrazene, brewed tea, tobacco, cigar, leather, mint and cinnamon. Black pepper, clay, stony characters. High/ elevated concentration and deep staining. Medium minus acid, elevated sweet tannins and body. Long finish.

Apr 4th, 2018
Ivonne Nill

Plush, velvety Merlot dominant blend, very easy to drink, still much primary plummy fruit, with some development (leather), moderate acidity and rather noticeable VA (why I didn’t rate it higher).

Plush, velvety Merlot dominant blend, very easy to drink, still much primary plummy fruit, with some development (leather), moderate acidity and rather noticeable VA (why I didn’t rate it higher).

Mar 12th, 2018
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9.2

The 2015 La Vieille Cure is superb. Ample and explosive on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2015 is an arrestingly beautiful wine that never lets up. Red cherry jam, licorice, new leather, blood orange and spice all infuse this flamboyant, spectacularly rich Fronsac. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018)

The 2015 La Vieille Cure is superb. Ample and explosive on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2015 is an arrestingly beautiful wine that never lets up. Red cherry jam, licorice, new leather, blood orange and spice all infuse this flamboyant, spectacularly rich Fronsac. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018)

Mar 5th, 2018
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

Perhaps the standard bearer of Fronsac. Smoke, charcoal, savory black fruit, with firm velvety tannins. Alluring and balanced.

Perhaps the standard bearer of Fronsac. Smoke, charcoal, savory black fruit, with firm velvety tannins. Alluring and balanced.

2 people found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2014
Ryan Foss

Good, but little/no mid palate

Good, but little/no mid palate

2 people found it helpfulMay 4th, 2013
Bret Barker

Found a couple of bottle in the cellar. Best to describe this wine as “thin”. Not much fruit more of that barnyard on the nose. Not terrible but is just there. Best guess I should have found this sooner!

Found a couple of bottle in the cellar. Best to describe this wine as “thin”. Not much fruit more of that barnyard on the nose. Not terrible but is just there. Best guess I should have found this sooner!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

The power of the 1989 vintage really comes through. Earth, fresh tobacco, cola, with a mid-palate sweetness. Maybe slightly past its peak but still all together.

The power of the 1989 vintage really comes through. Earth, fresh tobacco, cola, with a mid-palate sweetness. Maybe slightly past its peak but still all together.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2015
Jesse Levine

This is taking the cake tonight. Showing beautiful leather, tar, dried fruit. Elegant.

This is taking the cake tonight. Showing beautiful leather, tar, dried fruit. Elegant.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2013
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.1

Still drinking well with good intensity, but definitely needed some time to open up. Like some other 2005s recently, seems to have lost some forward fruit but still maintains lots of acidity...

Still drinking well with good intensity, but definitely needed some time to open up. Like some other 2005s recently, seems to have lost some forward fruit but still maintains lots of acidity...

Apr 25th, 2017
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9.1

The 2012 La Vieille Cure is once again a real overachiever. Round, succulent and deeply expressive, the 2012 hits all the right notes. A host of raspberry jam, iron, smoke, herb and spice notes meld together in this impressive, voluptuous Fronsac. This is a very strong showing. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

The 2012 La Vieille Cure is once again a real overachiever. Round, succulent and deeply expressive, the 2012 hits all the right notes. A host of raspberry jam, iron, smoke, herb and spice notes meld together in this impressive, voluptuous Fronsac. This is a very strong showing. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Apr 5th, 2017