2010 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > Fronsac
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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.

  • CraigAG83 wrote:

    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

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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
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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 220 (17%)
  • In Cellars 994 (76%)
  • Consumed 91 (7%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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