1998 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 91

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WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2001
Subtle aromas of mineral berry cherry and licorice. Full-bodied with wonderfully polished tannins and a long long finish. Amazing quality for this estate. One of the great buys of the vintage. Best after 2008. 5000 cases... Subtle aromas of mineral berry cherry and licorice. Full-bodied with wonderfully polished tannins and a long long finish. Amazing quality for this estate. One of the great buys of the vintage. Best after 2008. 5000 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 1998

Label

Chateau la Vieille Cure holds 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. This mix, coupled with the sunny vineyard facing, makes the wines accessible at a young age. While some vintages benefit from waiting 10 or more years, most are best appreciated between 4 and 6 years.

Winery

La Vieille Cure

Chateau La Vieille Cure is in Fronsac, an AOC on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Wine growing at the chateau dates back to the 17th century. The vines are situated on plateaus and slopes that soak up the sun for generous ripening, with soils predominantly limestone with some chalk and clay.

The property was purchased in 1986 by two American friends and Bordeaux lovers. They replanted part of the vineyard—without touching the very old (over 75 years) vines—and constructed a new winery, equipped with the latest equipment.