Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.924 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Kris Wu

Green bell pepper, forest floor, jammy blackberry. Concentrated with a high extraction.

Green bell pepper, forest floor, jammy blackberry. Concentrated with a high extraction.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Andy Demaree

Still young, but this is drinking well with an hour in the decanter. The dusty, smoky nose is followed by dark fruit, leather, forest floor, and some wood spice. The tannins are still perky, so it works best with food for now. Wish I had more to drink over the next 10 years.

Still young, but this is drinking well with an hour in the decanter. The dusty, smoky nose is followed by dark fruit, leather, forest floor, and some wood spice. The tannins are still perky, so it works best with food for now. Wish I had more to drink over the next 10 years.

Nov 9th, 2015
Mike Laszlo

With a label like this I'm thrilled it was good. Six pack of this per vintage.

With a label like this I'm thrilled it was good. Six pack of this per vintage.

Jan 25th, 2015
Sammy Goldfien

Super bug but nice once it opens up a little

Super bug but nice once it opens up a little

Dec 31st, 2014
Jack Zhang

Very good with steaks

Very good with steaks

Sep 8th, 2013
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

8.9

Ki had this a year ago

Ki had this a year ago

Mar 5th, 2018
Jason Hisaw

Director of Fine Wine Development & Education Standard Beverage Corporation

8.5

Jason had this 5 years ago

Jason had this 5 years ago

Sep 27th, 2014
David Todd

David had this 4 months ago

David had this 4 months ago

Dec 26th, 2018