1999 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

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Reg: $69.94

$59.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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JJ Buckley, May 2017
The 1999 La Vieille Cure from Fronsac is composed of 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon, and is performing quite well at 18 years of age. There is apparent freshness with a nice backbone... The 1999 La Vieille Cure from Fronsac is composed of 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon, and is performing quite well at 18 years of age. There is apparent freshness with a nice backbone of acidity giving off aromas of earth, saddle and black fruits. A soft, charismatic wine with smooth tannin and black fruits that coat the mouth in the elegant finish. At this stage, the ’99 Chateau Vieille Cure is a terrific value in aged Bordeaux that’s drinking lovely now, through the next 5 years. Tasted out of Magnum.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 1999
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.