2009 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 90

Reg: $37.94

$31.94

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Reg: $37.94

$31.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
Good dusty tannins lively fruit a wine that seems very complete. There is a touch of final wood and dark tannins.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
This property has made so many fine efforts lately that it is difficult to say the 2009 is better than their 2005. However, the 2009 is a charming, sexy, dense ruby/purple-colored offering displaying lots of ripe Merlot... This property has made so many fine efforts lately that it is difficult to say the 2009 is better than their 2005. However, the 2009 is a charming, sexy, dense ruby/purple-colored offering displaying lots of ripe Merlot fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, black raspberries, black currants, lead pencil shavings and truffles. This full-bodied, pure, nicely textured and layered Fronsac is a sleeper of the vintage that considerably over-performs for its modest price. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This is an obvious great value! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2012
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... 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. 7500 cases made. -JM
JJB 93
Eddie Wolowski - JJ Buckley, November 2012
Vibrant magenta rim encompasses a ruby-black core. Aromas of black cherry and Asian spice leap out of the glass with notes of red and black fruit mineral clove mocha and forest floor. Medium-bodied this is fresh and... Vibrant magenta rim encompasses a ruby-black core. Aromas of black cherry and Asian spice leap out of the glass with notes of red and black fruit mineral clove mocha and forest floor. Medium-bodied this is fresh and lively with a classic structure that reveals hidden tannins countered with great balance of fruit. This beauty is not modern but neither is it old school and austere. It is quite complex with forward fruit and good length. This wine dazzles with bursts of flavors yet while still retaining its finesse. This great value claret will benefit from short term cellaring hitting an early prime in 3-5 years and cellaring well for 12+ years. The Fronsac appellation consistently offers outstanding wines in the 2009 vintage and Vieille Cure is one of the very best!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2009

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.