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Château la Vieille Cure. Fronsac Cabernet Franc France Bordeaux Fronsac Château la Vieille Cure Red 2001

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Soft tannins, full body and a big, mouthfilling texture. Nice spectrum of youthful flavors, with morello cherries and plums.

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Château La Vieille Cure:
With its twenty hectares in one single plot, Chateau La Vieille Cure already appears on a famous map of the Guyenne region, known as the Belleyme map, dated 1780. The vines grow on plateaux and slopes that are lucky enough to be turned to the south west. The estate runs along the River Isle at a height of 65 metres and not only drinks up the sun, but also enjoys good drainage. This situation ma... Read more
With its twenty hectares in one single plot, Chateau La Vieille Cure already appears on a famous map of the Guyenne region, known as the Belleyme map, dated 1780. The vines grow on plateaux and slopes that are lucky enough to be turned to the south west. The estate runs along the River Isle at a height of 65 metres and not only drinks up the sun, but also enjoys good drainage. This situation makes the grapes that grow here generously ripe and in perfect condition. The property has been greatly renovated since it was bought by American friends at the end of 1986, who are great Bordeaux lovers and who recognised the exceptional potential of the estate. A large part of the vineyard was remodelled and replanted, without of course touching the very old vines of which one plot is a hundred years old. A new cellar was built with the latest equipment and aging in casks was begun. The overall objective of these investments was to make high quality wines capable of world-wide distribution. The new owners launched a sales programme for the wines that are exclusively chateau bottled. Chateau La Vielle Cure used to be little known, but is now exported to more than 20 countries. However the main market remains France, with Britain and the United States in second and third positions respectively These improvements are still far from being complete. The owners are driven by perfectionism and intend to continue with their efforts to raise their wine to be amongst the highest ranking in the Libourne area. Read less

Member Reviews for Château la Vieille Cure. Fronsac Cabernet Franc France Bordeaux Fronsac Château la Vieille Cure Red

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Snooth User: NimaZ
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3.50 5
07/08/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château la Vieille Cure. Fronsac Cabernet Franc France Bordeaux Fronsac Château la Vieille Cure Red

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2011

Dark ruby at the core, with a bright scarlet rim. Initially the nose is closed but with an hour of air really blossoms into something nice. Chocolate covered cherry, cola, cedar and damp earth. On the palate silky and smooth, with classic Right Bank ... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 La Vieille Cure 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

Very dark in color, almost black and completely opaque. This vivacious Bordeaux is showing a noseful of fruit and complex, secondary notes that come from bottle age. Black currant and anise, along with earthier notes of forest floor and mushroom foll... Dean Alexander. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 La Vieille Cure 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2010

Over recent years, La Vieille Cure has become one of the leading estates of Fronsac. Its style is one of opulence, complexity, and sexy, up-front fruit, but with enough tannin and structure to age for a decade. The 2001 is a worthy successor to their... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 La Vieille Cure 750ml


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/28/2011

Notes of Cab Franc shine against the dominant Merlot in this Bordelaise red. Deep cocoa and dark vanilla merge with dried cassis and currants steeped in incense. This evolving red has has a fleshy texture, ripe tannins and balanced acidity. A wine for a classic steak bordelaise.



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Soft tannins, full body and a big, mouthfilling texture. Nice spectrum of youthful flavors, with morello cherries and plums.

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