2010 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML
  • WA 93
  • JL 93
  • WS 91

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: This American-owned estate has been on a qualitative roll for over a decade and the 2010 should rival their 2005 and 2009 as one of the finest wines La Vieille Cure has made. The dense plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2010... 2010: This American-owned estate has been on a qualitative roll for over a decade and the 2010 should rival their 2005 and 2009 as one of the finest wines La Vieille Cure has made. The dense plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2010 exhibits beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur black currants licorice and forest floor. Lovely texture and purity medium to full body and superb fruit intensity result in a gorgeous wine that will be accessible early but capable of lasting 10-15 years.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Opaque in color black licorice dark chocolate oak jammy berries and sweet black cherry flavors are coupled with a big blast of concentrated sweet jammy berries. This is the best wine produced by La Vieille Cure since the... Opaque in color black licorice dark chocolate oak jammy berries and sweet black cherry flavors are coupled with a big blast of concentrated sweet jammy berries. This is the best wine produced by La Vieille Cure since the 2005.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2011
Light with friendly cassis and cherry fruit kissed with a hint of toasty vanilla. The finish is soft and rounded. -J.M.
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2011
75% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One-third new oak. Soil structure of a limestone bed with chalky-clay topsoil provided excellent drainage and this site rivals some of the great St. Emilion... 75% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One-third new oak. Soil structure of a limestone bed with chalky-clay topsoil provided excellent drainage and this site rivals some of the great St. Emilion estates. Black and blue fruit dominate the nose along with cocoa powder soy and licorice. Liquored cassis on the palate is dense at the core but with a contrast of silky edges. All cylinders are firing here and though this wine is always a big winner at JJ Buckley the 2010 over performs. Those who prefer a bold `New World' Bordelaise effort can enjoy this upon release but it will age nicely for another 15 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2010

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.