Red

2005 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
Drink between 2012 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 270

  • mac-eye Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 23, 2019 - Definitely better than I expected, considering the highly bricked color and some previous reviews. Pleasant, fairly well balanced.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MRichman wrote:

    December 15, 2019 - Yes, this is pushing past prime, but the last couple of bottles have been fine, not as over-the-hill as a previous bottle. Soft dark fruit. Decent structure and herbal flavors. Drink up, but not a red hot rush.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MRichman wrote:

    November 12, 2019 - Lush black fruit, not a lot of structure or acid. Flabby, but enjoyable. Going downhill from here.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Eclectic Palate Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 6, 2019 - Second bottle of 10, and this one is NOT tca tainted in any way. I drank this Saturday night, but did not get around to getting a note in, so my recollection of the wine is not very detailed. Showing red fruit, cherry like, and still some tannin which makes me believe that it (if not tca tainted) can easily go another 5 to 6 years at least.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Eclectic Palate wrote: flawed

    October 29, 2019 - Recently purchased from Acker auctions. This is the first of 10 bottles that I bought, and I was aware of all of the tca warnings from the recent cellar tracker reviews before I placed my bid. Probably a mistake on my part. First bottle popped, cork was in pristine condition showing that the bottle has been properly stored. First wiff........hmmmm...........is this a tca taint bottle? Continuing tastes, yep......this is a tca taint bottle. I think that the CT concept of not giving a number and noting "flawed" is primarily for something that is a flaw that is not associated with the production, such as improper storage in a non-temperature controlled cellar. However, if more of the remaining 9 bottles are showing tca flaws, and tca flaws are representative of the 2005 version of this wine, I think I will have to give an appropriate numerical core to the wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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, 3192371066758, 3364501051013, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 3419466179484, 364501051013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 70 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,192 (52%)
  • Consumed 2,864 (47%)

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  56 votes

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