2010 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Jimywags wrote: (88 points)

    December 12, 2014 - Decanted four about 30 minutes. Can't disagree with Nutty08 as this wine was overwhelmed by toasty oak and coffee. After an hour or so, some very ripe fruit started to dominate both the nose and palate. Internationally styled which is a big bummer when you want Bordeaux characteristics. 88pts.

  • Nutty08 Does not like this wine: (86 points)

    November 30, 2014 - Overwhelmed by oak. Toast and espresso on the nose. Palate has some chalky tannins and dark fruit, but is mostly char, toast, and coffee notes. Maybe better on night 2 (this was with 3hrs air). I'm not sure this will integrate.

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  • Basil N Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 13, 2014 - Dark lush fruit accentuated with some wet tobacco and dark prunes. Finish not as sharp as other vintages, but the fruit of this one, ohh man! this coming from 2010 (14.5% alc) is as ripe as the ripest Napa Cab...a French Bordeaux vintage that only happens once or twice a decade, and usually on the right bank. Prefer this to most Pomerols and St Emilions of similar or even slightly higher price range ($30-$40).

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  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: (90 points)

    November 12, 2014 - A nice young wine from Fronsac. The 14.5% created some heat that dissipated after 1 hour decant. Nose took some time to open up, revealing plum, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, and mineral. Soft and lush on the palate, but finish was a little weak. Still with some grippy tannins. I would wait 3+ years to catch this wine entering its peak.

  • Tsubasa Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 19, 2014 - Love this, classic Bordeaux, need to decant for 2 hours.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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    4/4/2011 (link)

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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 3364501101015, 714153132104

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 199 (14%)
  • In Cellars 1127 (78%)
  • Consumed 121 (8%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

92% Like It  13 votes