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2018 Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac, Bordeaux

Special Price $39.95 was $46.00
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Merchant's Picks
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“A Bordeaux sleeper in any vintage. • In 2018, it's a head turner. ”

A Knockout And Sleeper Of The Vintage!

By David Gettenberg

The 2018 Chateau La Vieille Cure is superb.  It is from the Fronsac subregion, the hidden gem of Bordeaux just northeast of Pomerol.

Prior vintages of this wine have routinely been called "sleepers" and even "arrestingly beautiful."  

Extremely Limited!  For 48 hours, enjoy preferred pricing for this blockbuster!

Chateau La Vieille Cure is one of the best Bordeaux values in any vintage; in 2018, it is a knockout!  

"This is intense with tons of tar and cloves against the well-defined cassis fruits and lovely vibrant violet edging. The silky texture and legs indicate generous alcohol, but this is balanced, if on the larger side. It takes its time in the glass, at first a little overpowering, but it settles into itself and has been well handled offering good aging potential."  Decanter

A classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, this wine has it all: vintage prestige, approachability, intoxicating flavors, and a staggeringly modest price for its quality.

​​​​​​​Here are just some of the highlights of this beauty:

  • "This gorgeous Fronsac will shine over the following decade or more." Jeb Dunnuck
  • "Extremely well done."  James Suckling
  • "Stewed plums and cherry compote, with wafts of Sichuan pepper and star anise ... " Wine Advocate
  • "A succulent feel, pulling you into its mix of fresh plum, red cherry and raspberry coulis ..." Wine Spectator​​​​​​​

Fronsac has not yet experienced the astronomical price increases of other Bordeaux regions.

Until it does, you will be hard-pressed to find a better Bordeaux value than Fronsac, and in particular, the 2018 Chateau La Vieille Cure. ​​​​​​​

First come, first served.

Enjoy!

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Press & Tasting Notes
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“Tons of tar and cloves against the well-defined cassis fruits.”

Decanter • 94 / 100

"This is intense with tons of tar and cloves against the well-defined cassis fruits and lovely vibrant violet edging. The silky texture and legs indicate generous alcohol, but this is balanced, if on the larger side. It takes its time in the glass, at first a little overpowering, but it settles into itself and has been well handled offering good ageing potential."

93

“This gorgeous Fronsac will shine over the following decade.”

Jeb Dunnuck • 93 / 100

"The deep ruby-hued 2018 Château La Vieille Cure is a smoking wine that readers should snatch up! Lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, dried tobacco, and a touch of chalky minerality all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a fruit-loaded, concentrated mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. It has a touch of background oak, but that should integrate with 2-4 years in the cellar, and this gorgeous Fronsac will shine over the following decade or more."

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“Extremely well done. ”

James Suckling • 93 / 100

"Aromas of plum, blueberry, dark chocolate and walnut husk. Some pine cone, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins. Chewy, creamy and polished all at once. Extremely well done."

More Information
  • Producer: Chateau La Vieille Cure
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W01236-2018-750