Red

2005 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 251

  • Ken332 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 7, 2018 - Have had this wine on several occasions over the past several years and continues to be an excellent Fronsac. Modest, round tannins in the flavor and finish. Should hold for several years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • thalver wrote:

    August 20, 2018 - Pleasant, fading fruit with more minerality on the palate than past bottles. Still not a great deal of bottle bouquet. enough tannin to provide some cut.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 4, 2018 - This wine was still very primary with some bitter tannin and acidity. That said I see the potential here for substantial improvement with a long decant or preferably more cellar time. The wine improved over the few hours we took to drink it. I will not open my next bottle for a few years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • prism wrote: 92 points

    August 1, 2018 - Popped and poured. Rich fruit, fragrant nose. A pleasure to drink, but not a deep or complex Bordeaux. Great for what it is, and at the US$26 I paid some years ago, a good QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Racer117 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 14, 2018 - Reading my tasting note from 08/03/12, I see no change. And there's nothing wrong with that. Berry, plum, coffee. Balanced and delicious.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming
    9/16/2013 (link)

    (Ch La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/19/2006 (link)

    (Ch La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 087000357068, 3192371066758, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 364501051013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 70 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,321 (55%)
  • Consumed 2,652 (44%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, boeuf, Drunk with Dana and Tony during Renaissance Festival weekend., magret, viande rouge

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  54 votes

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