2016 La Vieille Cure Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • JL 92

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2017
(WS91-94 points) This races along like it has somewhere to be, with excellent focus to the raspberry and cassis fruit, a flash of bay and a well-embedded chalky edge. Rock-solid. — J.M.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2017
(JS92-93 points) A tight and linear red with such beautiful class and depth. Full body, polished tannins and a long, long finish. We will see which is better: 2015 or 2016.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
(WA90-92 points) The 2016 La Vieille Cure has a backward but detailed bouquet that will surely find its voice once in barrel. You can tell that there is attractive pure black fruit here. The palate is medium-bodied with... (WA90-92 points) The 2016 La Vieille Cure has a backward but detailed bouquet that will surely find its voice once in barrel. You can tell that there is attractive pure black fruit here. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, plenty of toasty black fruit, but it manages to retain fine delineation and I appreciate the spicy, peppery finish that lingers. This is a sterling follow-up to the 2015 Vieille Cure. - Neal Martin
JL 92
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017
(JL90-92 points) Fresh, sweet, juicy, polished fat, dark berries, licorice, and dark chocolate. Round, not refined, but fun to taste.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Fronsac
Vintage 2016
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.