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Château la Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac 2002

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Opaque purple core with a medium violet rim. Tightly knit yet subtly rich with wonderful aromas of blackberry and black currant surrounded by black truffle, scorched earth, tobacco, and pencil shavings. Medium bodied effort on the mid-palate with int... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 La Vieille Cure 750ml

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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

External Reviews for Château la Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

Opaque purple core with a medium violet rim. Tightly knit yet subtly rich with wonderful aromas of blackberry and black currant surrounded by black truffle, scorched earth, tobacco, and pencil shavings. Medium bodied effort on the mid-palate with int... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 La Vieille Cure 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/14/2010

In the glass, very deep ruby in color further concentrated by a slight haze. On the nose red raspberry, cassis, cedar and a slight note of fresh cut herbs. In the mouth, the wine coats the palate, is very balanced and persists nicely for 30+ seconds ... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 La Vieille Cure 750ml




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