2000 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
Wow what a sexy wine! Deep ruby/purple with a glorious nose of kirsch liqueur caramel and toast this sweet expansive medium to full-bodied wine marries elegance and power brilliantly. The acidity is low the fruit ripe the... Wow what a sexy wine! Deep ruby/purple with a glorious nose of kirsch liqueur caramel and toast this sweet expansive medium to full-bodied wine marries elegance and power brilliantly. The acidity is low the fruit ripe the tannins integrated and the impression one of sumptuous concentrated fruit... This is the best La Vieille Cure made to date.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, December 2012
Tasted out of magnum. Dark opaque ruby fades into a hazy pink at the rim. Classic Bordeaux and from an excellent year. The bouquet is alive with alluring aromas of cassis mushroom damp earth and ripe red fruit. Complex... Tasted out of magnum. Dark opaque ruby fades into a hazy pink at the rim. Classic Bordeaux and from an excellent year. The bouquet is alive with alluring aromas of cassis mushroom damp earth and ripe red fruit. Complex and shape shifting on the nose this yields a new aroma every time you come back to the glass. Dense on the palate with terrific fruit balanced out with admirable acidity. Really vigorous and alive. Not soft on the palate just luscious. In a great place now but with a few tannins at the back end I wouldn't be surprised if this was still singing in 2022.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2000

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.