Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.034 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Nick Wierda

2012. Great stuff right here. Spices and earth on the nose, currants, blackberries, sour cherry, darker fruits too. Prunes for sure. Maybe a hint of date. Earthy and grippy. Nice structure (I think?) Great mouthfeel, some tannins but not too much. Definitely will buy this again.

2012. Great stuff right here. Spices and earth on the nose, currants, blackberries, sour cherry, darker fruits too. Prunes for sure. Maybe a hint of date. Earthy and grippy. Nice structure (I think?) Great mouthfeel, some tannins but not too much. Definitely will buy this again.

2 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2018
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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
Minsoo Pak

Slightly spicy but with big round flavor.

Slightly spicy but with big round flavor.

Jan 17th, 2019
Evelyn Fleisher

Good, had at Steakhouse

Good, had at Steakhouse

Nov 29th, 2018
JJ Lumia

A semi vertical comparison. Found a few 2012s at the store. Need to buy a couple more. Lots of forest floor, leather, and cherry. Clearly a bordeaux and you could confidently cellar this for a while.

A semi vertical comparison. Found a few 2012s at the store. Need to buy a couple more. Lots of forest floor, leather, and cherry. Clearly a bordeaux and you could confidently cellar this for a while.

Sep 20th, 2018
Dennis Michael

Yes metal, iron whatever. Better with steak, needs to breathe. Good. Worth $30? Idk.

Yes metal, iron whatever. Better with steak, needs to breathe. Good. Worth $30? Idk.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Molly Guntli

Smells fruity but doesn’t taste it. Better with food than without

Smells fruity but doesn’t taste it. Better with food than without

Jun 7th, 2018
David Jacobs

Man, this was good. Dusty, funky, leather but a nice soft tannic finish. Get some!

Man, this was good. Dusty, funky, leather but a nice soft tannic finish. Get some!

Apr 19th, 2018
AEL
8.9

Restrained, metal, rose petals, some earth and fruit. Well structured. Needed to breathe. A sophisticated wine.

Restrained, metal, rose petals, some earth and fruit. Well structured. Needed to breathe. A sophisticated wine.

Jan 14th, 2018