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Château la Vieille Cure Fronsac Pre-Arrival 2010
"This American-owned estate has been on a qualitative roll for over a decade and the 2010 should rival their 2005 and 2009 as one of the finest wines La Vieille Cure has made. The dense plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2010 exhibits beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur, black currants, licorice and forest floor. Lovely texture and purity, medium to full body and superb fruit intensity result in a gorgeous wine that will be accessible early..91-93" WA 05/11
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Always one of the ripest and most hedonistic of the Fronsacs, this wine again delivers the goods. Dense ruby/purple, with loads of black currant and licorice-infused black raspberry fruit, this wine has stunning density, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and impressive purity, texture and length. The high Merlot content always seems to ensure a wine that has accessibility young, but also has the potential to easily last for a decade or more. This is once again a major sleeper of the vintage.
This takes a modern approach, with a noticeable dose of dark, roasted espresso and chocolate up front, but remains grounded in the appellation's textbook racy chalk and charcoal profile. The core of lush fig, plum and blackberry fruit sits in reserve, and the finish is polished and long. Impressive. Best from 2015 through 2025.
75% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One-third new oak. Soil structure of a limestone bed with chalky-clay topsoil provided excellent drainage, and this site rivals some of the great St. Emilion estates. Black and blue fruit domi... Neil Mechanic. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 La Vieille Cure 1500ml
Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, licorice and violet, plus a hint of leathery rusticity. Deep, sweet and fine-grained, with tactile, palate-saturating flavors of dark raspberry and smoked meat. Finishes with broad, dusty, serious tannins and noteworthy length. A very impressive vintage for this chateau, this has the stuffing to age.
This is typically one of the finest offerings of Fronsac, but I am not convinced the 2009 will eclipse their magnificent 2005, although it will certainly give the latter wine a run for its money. The opaque purple-hued 2009 offers a beautiful aromatic display of camphor, blueberries, acacia flowers, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Full-bodied and pure with a nicely layered texture, the vintage's unctuosity and thickness as well as freshness and definition, this sleeper of the vintage is another beauty from La Vieille Cure. It should drink well for 15+ years.
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