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Community Tasting Notes (206) Avg Score: 90.2 points

  • Very solid. Nice fruit with a very solid backbone of tannins without being overly grippy. Should drink well for a while still.

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  • PnP. This smells good from the word go, but primary. Ripe and grapey, but with lots of graphite and cedar and a signature herbal note. The palate is still really firm, almost hard, and the flavors and textures are all fleshy, tarry tannins. This has relaxed since release when it was tough as nails, but wow this still needs lots of time. Seems very promising though.

    Update: I froze the second half of the bottle (to preserve it) and thawed it a few days later... It really opened up and soften after this treatment, it actually came across like a classy Cali cab with a plush mouthfeel, some minty notes but with the seriousness too, like the Dunn Napa bottling. Still going strong. Impressive QPR.

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  • Needed a couple of hours to properly open but then really was a terrific wine and an unbeatable QPR. Would benefit from a few more years of aging but good to go right now.

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  • Inky purple, not a bold nose, but some graphite and a little forest floor and crushed berries. Black berries and minerality with a full mouth feel. Bold wine with very refined tannins and a good 45 second finish.

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  • Better than the last bottle, which evidently was off, this open, lush, ripe, round, sweet, fresh wine is on top of its game. It's going to be hard to find a better 2005 Bordeaux for this small amount of money. Popped, poured and enjoyed, this is a real wine of pleasure. There is no need for decanting.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008, (See more on 92 points

    (Château La Vieille Cure) Dark red violet color; tart cassis nose; good tart cassis, tobacco and tart plum palate with fine, firm tannins; medium finish

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