Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac

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Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac

Bordeaux Bombshell!
If Pomerol has Petrus and St. Emilion has Cheval Blanc, then Fronsac has La Vieille Cure.

This is a knockout and the sleeper of the vintage!

This wine has it all: press, vintage prestige, approachability, intoxicating flavors and a staggeringly modest price.

The 2015 Chateau La Vieille Cure is from Fronsac, the hidden gem of Bordeaux just northeast of Pomerol.

This region 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, Chateau La Vieille Cure.

Here are just some of the highlights of this beauty:

  • "Superb... arrestingly beautiful... What a wine!" Vinous
  • "Long and beautiful" James Suckling
  • "Juicy core of dark currant...wafts of tobacco leaf..." Wine Spectator
  • "Great purity and structure" Wine Enthusiast
  • "Buy a case...drink over the coming decade." Jeb Dunnuck

While supplies last, this is an extremely limited Fronsac red.

First come, first served.

$28.95 per bottle / $347.40 per case

Summary


WINE ENTHUSIAST

94 / 100

"Dense tannins and rich black fruits mark out this ripe wine. Its tannins are cushioned by the concentrated but generous black fruits that were organically grown. The wine has great purity as well as structure"

VINOUS

93 / 100

The 2015 La Vieille Cure is superb. Ample and explosive on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2015 is an arrestingly beautiful wine that never lets up. Red cherry jam, licorice, new leather, blood orange and spice all infuse this flamboyant, spectacularly rich Fronsac. What a wine!

JAMES SUCKLING

93 / 100

"LVC made the grade this year with blackberry, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. Walnut skin too. Full body, integrated tannins. Long and beautiful."

JEB DUNNUCK

92 / 100

"A year in, year out value, the 2015 La Vieille Cure might just be the best yet. This full-bodied, opulent, incredibly sexy 2015 gives up loads of black currants, tobacco, Asian spices, and earth-like aromas and flavors. With low acidity, a mouth-filling, dense, sumptuous texture, and sweet tannin, it's a downright old-world fruit bomb that's a joy to drink. Buy a case and drink bottles over the coming decade or more."

WINE SPECTATOR

92 / 100

"This has a juicy core of dark currant, plum and bitter cherry fruit lined with streaks of charcoal and singed iron. A tobacco leaf note wafts through the finish, which has persistent but integrated toast. Solid grip."


Product Details


Producer: Chateau La Vieille Cure

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Cabernet Blend

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W01236-1