Château La Vieille Cure

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.022 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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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)

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Carlos Toro

Excelente Burdeos. Importado por Bodegas Compostela.

Excelente Burdeos. Importado por Bodegas Compostela.

Sep 24th, 2019
Stephen Pierron

From France to NYC to Texas this bottle was quite good with tons of ripe red fruit and firm tannins. The perfume on the nose was surprisingly very strong with floral and red fruit. Nice vanilla, sweet tobacco, baking spices, and blueberry notes, but needs more time to open. Great bottle nonetheless from Fronsac.

From France to NYC to Texas this bottle was quite good with tons of ripe red fruit and firm tannins. The perfume on the nose was surprisingly very strong with floral and red fruit. Nice vanilla, sweet tobacco, baking spices, and blueberry notes, but needs more time to open. Great bottle nonetheless from Fronsac.

Aug 21st, 2019
Mike Lev

"A year in, year out value, the 2015 La Vieille Cure might just be the best yet. This full-bodied, opulent, incredibly sexy 2015 gives up loads of black currants, tobacco, Asian spices, and earth-like aromas and flavors. With low acidity, a mouth-filling, dense, sumptuous texture, and sweet tannin, it’s a downright old-world fruit bomb that’s a joy to drink. Buy a case and drink bottles over the coming decade or more."

WINE SPECTATOR. True dat

"A year in, year out value, the 2015 La Vieille Cure might just be the best yet. This full-bodied, opulent, incredibly sexy 2015 gives up loads of black currants, tobacco, Asian spices, and earth-like aromas and flavors. With low acidity, a mouth-filling, dense, sumptuous texture, and sweet tannin, it’s a downright old-world fruit bomb that’s a joy to drink. Buy a case and drink bottles over the coming decade or more."

WINE SPECTATOR. True dat

Jan 12th, 2019
JJ Lumia

A semi vertical comparison. The 2012 is really, really good. The 2015 is a knockout. Full-bodied and supple. Robust flavor showing blackberry, currant, rose petal, and iron shavings. A long, lingering finish. I got this in the $20s and it’s a steal. Would be a good introduction to bordeaux beginners.

A semi vertical comparison. The 2012 is really, really good. The 2015 is a knockout. Full-bodied and supple. Robust flavor showing blackberry, currant, rose petal, and iron shavings. A long, lingering finish. I got this in the $20s and it’s a steal. Would be a good introduction to bordeaux beginners.

Sep 20th, 2018
Scott Soren

Nice under rated wine.

Nice under rated wine.

Aug 19th, 2018
Ted
9.2

My oh my so tasty. I think my teeth will get stained from this wine. Digging this on a rainy Saturday night.

My oh my so tasty. I think my teeth will get stained from this wine. Digging this on a rainy Saturday night.

Aug 18th, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Tired and flat

Tired and flat

Aug 7th, 2017