Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9478 ratings
8.959 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of cassis, black plum, red plum, bramble, forest floor, leather, cedar, sweet spices; fully developed; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of cassis, red and black plum, cedar, leather, baking spices, cloves, allspice

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of cassis, black plum, red plum, bramble, forest floor, leather, cedar, sweet spices; fully developed; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of cassis, red and black plum, cedar, leather, baking spices, cloves, allspice

Jul 30th, 2018
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
Matt Trader, TWP

Ch La Vieille Cure Fronsac 2010 is drinking with such youth and concentration, it almost seems as young as it did 3 years ago. Could go for another 5 years at least.
Paired with Canard L'orange. Yum

Ch La Vieille Cure Fronsac 2010 is drinking with such youth and concentration, it almost seems as young as it did 3 years ago. Could go for another 5 years at least.
Paired with Canard L'orange. Yum

Jan 15th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Beautiful tertiary notes, mushrooms, forest floor, leather, cease box, tabacco leaves with restrained red fruits. The tannin is slightly bitter but very firm and dusty. A bit hallow on the mid palate but solid one.

Beautiful tertiary notes, mushrooms, forest floor, leather, cease box, tabacco leaves with restrained red fruits. The tannin is slightly bitter but very firm and dusty. A bit hallow on the mid palate but solid one.

Oct 13th, 2017
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
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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)

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2018
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