Red

2010 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • PIntag wrote: (89 points)

    May 22, 2016 - Fairly dense but not heavy. Dark fruited with a dominant cocoa note. Was tight at first and really needed to breathe a bit to show itself. Tends toward a modern style, but not spoofed. I'd like to try this again in about 5 more years.

  • Purslane Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 26, 2016 - A fine example of how a young 2010 can be highly enjoyable. Tasting this 2010 beside the 2011 proves to be instructive. Both bottles were gently poured into another bottle and back into the original, recorked, refrigerated, and drunk starting 6 hours later. Both are dark, dense, and fruity, but diverge significantly in how immediately enjoyable they are. 2011 shows more acid bite and a curtain of harder and grippier tannin, whereas the 2010 is decidedly more integrated, silky, caressing, and outright delicious. Fully enjoyable now with the right preparation, where the main thing additional aging will contribute is make the 2010 as good straight out of the opened bottle.

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  • campbellag Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 24, 2016 - Decanted and allowed several hours of air before tasting. A bit of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle with an inch of wine. Dark garnet red to the rim. Green peppercorn, black cherry, and leather in the nose. Medium body on the palate with green peppers and strong tannins. A bit closed in yet but very nice.

  • STFUWine wrote:

    March 5, 2016 - Save for 10years

  • mhewitt wrote: (91 points)

    November 16, 2015 - This was decanted for 4 hours and was still highly tannic. I won't open any more of these for 5 years. The 2004 we also drank showed wonderfully.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Vieille Cure
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Fronsac
  • UPC Codes 000004349570, 0400002564126, 3277036340807, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 3550871204900, 3700266216869, 714153132104, 732511310254

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 133 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,395 (77%)
  • Consumed 282 (16%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  25 votes