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Château la Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac 2003

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from the back of the bottle. "The Chateau occupies a privileged site on a high plateau overlooking Pomerol. This wine is made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon harvested at the domaine from vines averaging 25 years in age. Aged in oak casks for 18 months and bottled on the estate.

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac

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Snooth User: Agent White
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4.00 5
06/25/2007

Robert Parker rates this wine a 90-93 and its close (closer to 90 in my humble opinion), but perhaps a bit overrated. Excellent nose of raisons and dark fruit, but a little hot on the palate. Finishes long, a little spicy, a little oak, and a little wet rock. Overall I enjoyed this wine. You will definately want to let this one breathe before you enjoy it. I have the bottle open for about 2 hours. In fact, I would recommend decanting it before you enjoy it.


Snooth User: gpatlanta
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4.00 5
01/09/2011

Delicious. We had two bottles from our cellar last night. Previously we had tried one about two years ago and at the time we thought it was good after it opened up and had high expectations going forward. It is much more open now out of the bottle with very ripe berry flavors and was a tasty addition to our dinner.


Snooth User: Portoisgood
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0.00 5
01/02/2009

I enjoyed this while listening to the New Years concert in Vienna was on the radio. It was given to me as a present from this past birthday. It was a glorious dark ruby in color damn near to opaque except at the rim which shone like a gem, it was so perfectly clear. On the nose succulent black cherry, marion berry and mushroom. Taste, very dry, high tannin, very full body and a long length, very subtle complexity and as smooth as velvet with hints of past ripe berries disappearing into a mouthwatering dry texture leaving one to think of long lost spices, current teas and a time when velvet fainting couches were comfortable. Outstanding!


Snooth User: SanSan
28213145
3.50 5
09/12/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château la Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/28/2010

This is really beautiful and balanced, with berry and light vanilla character. Full-bodied, densely balanced yet refined and caressing. Beautiful wine. From American owner Colin Ferrenbach. Best after 2006. 4,830 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 La Vieille Cure 750ml



from the back of the bottle. "The Chateau occupies a privileged site on a high plateau overlooking Pomerol. This wine is made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon harvested at the domaine from vines averaging 25 years in age. Aged in oak casks for 18 months and bottled on the estate.

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