Red

2005 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
Drink between 2011 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 254

  • Stevey Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 29, 2018 - Pulled from 13C cellar and let sit upright for ~3 hours before opening. I last drank this almost 3 years ago and it has definitely improved.

    Fulled bodied, blackberry fruit balanced with solid tannins supporting good structure of this wine. The tannins got stronger about 1 hour in but the fruit stayed strong and excellent.

    I'd say this 2005 if stored properly is at beginning of peak drinking window with the backbone to keep many more years at peak. The best La Vieille Cure I've ever had of any vintage to date. I wish I had more of this wine but it was my last bottle.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • noni15 wrote: 91 points

    December 11, 2018 - Deep purple with garnet edges. Tertiary notes already.Drink now. Good QPR from Bordeaux.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MRichman wrote:

    November 2, 2018 - A big, dark, full fruited wine with lots of coffee, smoke, earth and some eucalyptus and menthol. A bit hot and a little under-structured. Not falling off the map, but this is ready to drink and is starting to lose its grip. I'm afraid this might start to fade, wouldn't hold on to these too long. Good but not great. Long dark finish.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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
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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/16/2013 (link)

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Vinous

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

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  • 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, 3419466179484, 364501051013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 70 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,271 (54%)
  • Consumed 2,727 (45%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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98% Like It  54 votes

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