Red

2005 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 265

  • FransS wrote: 89 points

    August 18, 2019 - This wine gently overwhelms you with its wild bouquet of spices and ripe red fruit, its very juicy and smooth taste and its ripe tannins, no edges, however missing the complexity to reach 90 points (at least this bottle).

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sleepyhaus wrote: flawed

    July 7, 2019 - Corked, I guess. Definitely something off here. Nose is bad; palate is OK but can’t get past the nose.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Racer117 wrote: 89 points

    June 13, 2019 - Until I just saw Thalver's notes I was going to say how this bottle was not nearly as good as previous ones I've had. But I have suspicion that it too is also tainted. It still had some nice stewed plum flavors and good acidity but generally subdued compared to previous vintages of this and other vintages.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • thalver wrote: flawed

    May 18, 2019 - Corked. Not as dramatically so as a previous bottle, but clearly TCA. This is the second bottle in 10 from this producer and year.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • thalver wrote: flawed

    March 25, 2019 - Yet another corked bottle of this wine. This one more severely tca infected than the last one.

    2 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)

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

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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, 3364501051013, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 3419466179484, 364501051013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 70 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,238 (53%)
  • Consumed 2,822 (46%)

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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