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"Still primal, with sappy kirsch and plum notes. There's also lots of sweet toast to be soaked up, but this has a fle...Read more...
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Purple-tinged red color in the glass. Earthy nose with a touch of oak. On the palate this wine shows concentrated dark fruit flavors with black c... Read more
Deep purple color. Aromas of leather and earth. Medium bodied with strong hints of dark cherry and leather with a pleasant background of oak and bl... Read more
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 an... Read more
Food Pairings for Château La Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac
Purple-tinged red color in the glass. Earthy nose with a touch of oak. On the palate this wine shows concentrated dark fruit flavors with black currant and a great earthy character. Medium body with firm tannins. This is a great Old World blend of merlot with cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.
Deep purple color. Aromas of leather and earth. Medium bodied with strong hints of dark cherry and leather with a pleasant background of oak and blended tannins. First wine from Fronsac I have tried.
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.
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.
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!
External Reviews for Château La Vieille Cure Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac
Still primal, with sappy kirsch and plum notes. Theres also lots of sweet toast to be soaked up, but this has a fleshy edge that belies the vintages profile.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 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.
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
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.
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.
Solid, with a nice, pure beam of cassis and blackberry fruit subtly laced with licorice snap and tobacco notes. The polished finish has an iron accent in reserve. Should be a solid midterm ager. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2018.
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 aromati... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 La Vieille Cure 3000ml
"Still primal, with sappy kirsch and plum notes. There's also lots of sweet toast to be soaked up, but this has a fleshy edge that belies the vintage's profile...89-92" WS 04/12 "The 2011 (mostly Merlot) struts its stuff with a deep ruby/purple color in addition to lots of creme de cassis, mocha and floral notes. Full-bodied with a juicy, opulent personality, impressive purity, a broad, expansive texture, sweet tannin, and enough acidity for definition and vibrancy in the finish, it should drink well for 10-12+ years. The 2011 is a sleeper of the vintage...90-92" WA 04/12
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