Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.962 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Amer S. Ahmed

Ah, Bordeaux, can it be conquered? Right bank mellowness with violets, crushed petals, prunes on the back end. Incredibly light on its feet with a satisfying finish that lingers. Initially thought it was at peak but I think it has the grip to do a few more years.

Ah, Bordeaux, can it be conquered? Right bank mellowness with violets, crushed petals, prunes on the back end. Incredibly light on its feet with a satisfying finish that lingers. Initially thought it was at peak but I think it has the grip to do a few more years.

Apr 2nd, 2017
Beau Carson

Drinking perfectly. Earthy, mushrooms, stewed fruit, and hints of cigar box.

Drinking perfectly. Earthy, mushrooms, stewed fruit, and hints of cigar box.

Sep 21st, 2016
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.3

2004 Vintage. I really dug this. Super pretty great secondaries. Good power, kept evolving in the glass

2004 Vintage. I really dug this. Super pretty great secondaries. Good power, kept evolving in the glass

Jan 6th, 2016
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.1

Great fruit, lovely secondaries. I want another. Killer value.

Great fruit, lovely secondaries. I want another. Killer value.

Jan 5th, 2016
Matthew Roesch

Bordeaux craving, y'know.

Bordeaux craving, y'know.

Aug 23rd, 2014
Jason Effman

2004 vintage Past its peak

2004 vintage Past its peak

Dec 25th, 2019
Juhan Hwang

Airy, 노부담

Airy, 노부담

Mar 7th, 2018
JKT
9.0

Opened by mistake thought had multiple but was vertical of single bottle of '00-'09. Ruby color with purple tinge. Nice nose of dark fruits and earth. Peppers and savory on the palate. Supple and silky texture. Medium finish. 75% Merlot then Cab Franc. Drinking nicely. Should comp with other vintages!
Curious ave CVed (1/17/18).'06. More earthy ave funk on nose. Good balanced and acidic texture on palate and not as silky. Good long finish. 8.9. Perhaps more food friendly due to acidity.

Opened by mistake thought had multiple but was vertical of single bottle of '00-'09. Ruby color with purple tinge. Nice nose of dark fruits and earth. Peppers and savory on the palate. Supple and silky texture. Medium finish. 75% Merlot then Cab Franc. Drinking nicely. Should comp with other vintages!
Curious ave CVed (1/17/18).'06. More earthy ave funk on nose. Good balanced and acidic texture on palate and not as silky. Good long finish. 8.9. Perhaps more food friendly due to acidity.

Jan 18th, 2018
Bren Depr

Good, straight forward right-bank Bordeaux, with the classic primary and secondary flavors you'd expect.

Good, straight forward right-bank Bordeaux, with the classic primary and secondary flavors you'd expect.

Dec 28th, 2017
Makoto Someya

Orangish violet color. A bit dead leaf flavor, but I don't have enough knowledge to say like that. Black fruits flavor. Rich tannin. Spicy. Anyway, if we want to know the feature of this wine, it is better to wait for one hour. According to an information, MLT rich > CF >> CS @999, Eva, 170527-170528

Orangish violet color. A bit dead leaf flavor, but I don't have enough knowledge to say like that. Black fruits flavor. Rich tannin. Spicy. Anyway, if we want to know the feature of this wine, it is better to wait for one hour. According to an information, MLT rich > CF >> CS @999, Eva, 170527-170528

May 27th, 2017