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2010 Château La Vieille Cure
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Community Tasting Notes 13
Tsubasa Likes this wine: (91 points)
September 19, 2014 - Love this, classic Bordeaux, need to decant for 2 hours.
J Mac wrote: (90 points)
September 17, 2014 - I can see why this was recommended over the Gaby. Great balance! A prune and raisin bomb. Charred meat too. Vibrant nose. Lowered score because finish was a little weak.
July 31, 2014 - - Garnet color and aromas of kerosene. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of rose and black currant.
jal Likes this wine: (90 points)
April 30, 2014 - With some spring vegetable ragout, smashed potatoes, and a small pan-seared strip steak.
Opened, decanted and had a glass.
Purple color, jammy nose, on the palate it is ripe and concentrated with some tannins but there is enough acidity to balance the fruit. Cassis and not a lot of earth, not a whole lot of structure either and the finish is weak but we nonetheless finished the bottle and enjoyed it with the steak.
I crashed shortly after with a massive headache from the 14.50 % alcohol but that's just me, I find that lately I have a much smaller tolerance for alcohol than I used to.
akbash Likes this wine: (91 points)
March 28, 2014 - Dark purple, chewy with lots of black fruit. Seems to have a high alcohol level Tannins still a bit harsh. But there is lots of acidity. Will try again later after a couple of hours of decanting. My guess is that a few years of aging will give it a jammier taste with much softer tannins.
Tried again 2 hours later. No improvement. A day later, however, it was a bit jammier, softer and had less acidity. It was very enjoyqble. But tannins were still high. It is a good thing I bought a whole case. I will try again in a couple of years. Changing my score from 91 to 93
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
July/August 2013, Issue #169 (link)
(Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Ch La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 220 (17%)
- In Cellars 994 (76%)
- Consumed 91 (7%)