2003 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2006
The following sleeper of the vintage strongly suggests that La Vieille Cure is becoming one of Fronsac's two or three finest estates. The finest wine yet made at La Vieille Cure the 2003 should be on the shopping lists of... The following sleeper of the vintage strongly suggests that La Vieille Cure is becoming one of Fronsac's two or three finest estates. The finest wine yet made at La Vieille Cure the 2003 should be on the shopping lists of consumers seeking tremendous quality/price rapport. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of scorched earth black raspberries creme de cassis and notions of cherries smoke and crushed rocks. This big full-bodied dense captivating wine is structured as well as exceptionally long. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018+.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
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. 4830 cases made.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2003

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.