Red

2006 Château La Vieille Cure

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Fronsac
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • TashNYC wrote: 89 points

    July 9, 2018 - Lovely perfume and red fruit but not as tannic or complex as other bottles of this. Was stored in the VinoTemp. Perhaps a cork issue as the cork seemed “soft”. A lovely pairing with the roast herbal chicken (with thyme, sage and rosemary).

  • wine247365 Does not like this wine: 83 points

    December 30, 2017 - Definitely a food wine and a "swing and a miss"! Decanted 15 minutes and drank over 2 hours. Beware of some sediment to be filtered. Nicely aromatic nose of a perfumed nature, as others have noted. On the palate, I found it uninteresting...lack of fruit, minerals, hollow mid-palate, a little green. The tannins were resolved and integrated. I'm not familiar with the wines of Fronsac, so I don't know how representative this one is. With food it became more acceptable. Scoring it an 83...in the middle of good. I have another bottle, so will see if this one is just some bottle variation. Wouldn't buy again and an ok QPR.

  • LJD Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 12, 2017 - This was PNP and tasted great.

  • jkscully Likes this wine:

    October 23, 2017 - Compare to the left bank Merlot blend from L’Orme de Rauzan Gassies (from Rauzan Gassies), this wine had more red fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry and more distinct chocolate and coffee notes. There are less vegetal characteristics, though some were still present. The tannins were silky and the wine showed its bottle age very well. This wasn’t a profound wine and I would have liked to see it pop with the steak a little more, but this still drank well above its price point. People from Bordeaux would say that it is “correct” and a “correct” Bordeaux is still a very nice bottle of wine. I bought this wine with over 10 years of bottle age for $26 and I would buy it again in a hearbeat for that price.

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  • TashNYC wrote: 92 points

    June 15, 2017 - Drinking just beautifully -- almost like a Pomerol! Red fruit, cedar, blackberry, oak, tannins. More powerful and tannic than the ones we bought back in 2009. This was a test bottle from JJ Buckley. $22 price plus shipping. (Date is approximate)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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 3364501061012, 3364501101015, 3364501111014, 364501051013, 813957006113

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 29 (3%)
  • In Cellars 476 (48%)
  • Consumed 478 (49%)

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