Red

2005 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 247

  • 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
  • vinole wrote: (90 points)

    April 7, 2018 - Consistent with my prior note of 6/10/17. PnP at a restaurant, and ready to go right away. Tannins are resolved, but still provide a firm backbone. Wait if you like softer claret, or now if you prefer well rounded structure.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Smudge4! Likes this wine:

    March 25, 2018 - Blackberry nose, dark fruits. Tannins still grippy enough to last quite a few more years. If you have more I would wait 3-5 more years

    4 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • walkerjfw wrote:

    January 6, 2018 - At home with Valerie and Meredith, good excuse to check in on this again. Slow oxed for 30 minutes, drank over 2 hours

    From prior notes:"Dark purple color, still looks young. Nose of dark fruits, smoke, plums, cedar. Pungent at first, settles in after 30 minutes. Really jumped out on the decant..."

    A big wine by Bdx standards, black and blue fruits, licorice and smoke were from notes on this one. A nice go-to, everyday Bdx, I think I paid $35. In a good zone now, should last a while but I think this will be at its best over next 3-5 years

    4 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 28, 2017 - Slightly stinky upon popping but it dissipated quickly. Very primal both ob the nose and the palate. Yoy can feel some viscocity and extract but it doesn't seem to have reached peak ripeness. It is dry and the fruit is well hidden. Even after 3 hourd in the glass it is still shy. It is very pleasant to drink with balanced acidity, plump texture and a dusty mouthfeel towards the end. But this is not very complex and it's got enough tannin to age but I'd hesitate to hold given the fruit content. I'd say drink up within 5 years.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Hemming
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

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  • 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, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 364501051013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 70 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,360 (56%)
  • Consumed 2,586 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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