Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9540 ratings
8.976 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Feb 16th, 2020
Anna Vocaturo

Right Bank Bordeaux-Practicing organic- Dark black fruits, savory notes, acidic, full bodied, still refreshing and tannic- 74% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc, 4% Cab Sauv

Right Bank Bordeaux-Practicing organic- Dark black fruits, savory notes, acidic, full bodied, still refreshing and tannic- 74% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc, 4% Cab Sauv

Nov 8th, 2019
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Beautifully polished (modern). Dark, palate-staining berry character. Classy oak upfront, some intimations of cedar and graphite as well. I decanted and enjoyed but would benefit from some aging

Beautifully polished (modern). Dark, palate-staining berry character. Classy oak upfront, some intimations of cedar and graphite as well. I decanted and enjoyed but would benefit from some aging

Sep 15th, 2019
Jae Cho

It’s very Bordeaux-y blackberries in a cedar box. The aroma is on point and does not taste like it’s got the reported 15% ABV. Still that’s just too much alcohol to drink more than 1 glass, even if it’s got that old cure in it.

It’s very Bordeaux-y blackberries in a cedar box. The aroma is on point and does not taste like it’s got the reported 15% ABV. Still that’s just too much alcohol to drink more than 1 glass, even if it’s got that old cure in it.

Sep 11th, 2019
Meg Herring

Got so much better after it was open for several hours. Starting to show some aged characteristics. I think you could hold it longer but personally I think it’s great right now.

Got so much better after it was open for several hours. Starting to show some aged characteristics. I think you could hold it longer but personally I think it’s great right now.

Apr 24th, 2019
Will Stanley

This really came into its own on the second night (on the first I decanted for an hour or so, but still felt quite austere). The wine shows no sign of its nine years of age, a fairly rustic expression of the (predominantly Merlot-based) blend with enough fruit to give it longevity. Very full, well balanced and enjoyable. Would enjoy revisiting in eight years. Even the ‘lesser’ wines from 2010 continue to impress.

This really came into its own on the second night (on the first I decanted for an hour or so, but still felt quite austere). The wine shows no sign of its nine years of age, a fairly rustic expression of the (predominantly Merlot-based) blend with enough fruit to give it longevity. Very full, well balanced and enjoyable. Would enjoy revisiting in eight years. Even the ‘lesser’ wines from 2010 continue to impress.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Chris McClellan

Developed, blackcherry and plum, tobacco, wet earth and tobacco...

Developed, blackcherry and plum, tobacco, wet earth and tobacco...

Apr 11th, 2019
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 2/23/19.

Plums, red fruit, soil, and graphite on the nose. Plum, blackberry, earth flavors mix with firm tannins on the drying finish. I would hold this a few more years, but could drink now with a nice steak and an hour decant. Always a quality wine for the money.

3/22/8/4/4

Drank 2/23/19.

Plums, red fruit, soil, and graphite on the nose. Plum, blackberry, earth flavors mix with firm tannins on the drying finish. I would hold this a few more years, but could drink now with a nice steak and an hour decant. Always a quality wine for the money.

3/22/8/4/4

Feb 24th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

More developed than I imagined out of magnum - piercing acidity. Tertiary notes of pipe tobacco, moss, and cocoa

More developed than I imagined out of magnum - piercing acidity. Tertiary notes of pipe tobacco, moss, and cocoa

Dec 31st, 2018
Shengli 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