Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2016

Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2016

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Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: France » Bordeaux » Fronsac
Producer: Chateau la Vieille Cure
Alcohol: 15%

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The wines are superb, the more tannic style of Fronsac being off set by the charm of the ripe fruit and new oak, all combining to make a wine of great class and long ageing potential. In good vintages La Vieille Cure is a broad, rich, concentrated wine with depth and complexity.

Vinous

The 2016 La Vieille Cure is fabulous. Racy and voluptuous in the glass, the 2016 is seriously beautiful. Raspberry jam, white chocolate, spice, leather and rose petal notes infuse this super-expressive, plush Fronsac. La Vieille Cure is a wine of real character and pedigree. I loved it.

Score: 93, Antonio Galloni, January 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

From one of the top terroirs in Fronsac and made with the help of talented Jean-Luc Thunevin, the 2016 Château La Vieille Cure is 80% Merlot and 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, all aged in 50% new oak (a small part is also brought up in tank). This deep purple-colored effort got a big "Wow" in my notes and boasts a head-turning bouquet of cassis and black raspberry fruits intermixed with notes of dried flowers, vanilla bean, and leafy herbs. With remarkable purity, medium to full body, silky tannins, and a great finish, it's a thrilling Fronsac that I suspect might be one of the best to date. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years.

Score: 93, February 28, 2019

Wine Advocate

The 2016 La Vieille Cure has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a savory nose of chargrilled meats, tapenade, beef dripping and dried herbs over a core of plum preserves and Black Forest cake. Full-bodied, rich and packed with black plums and savory layers, it has a firm, velvety frame and fantastic length.

Score: 92, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018

Wine Spectator

This has a warm fruitcake note out front, backed by flavors of frankly ripe plum and boysenberry preserves and a lush, toasty finish. Has enough acidity to keep it honest, but this is on the flattering side of the ledger for sure. Drink now through 2028.

Score: 91, James Molesworth, March 31, 2019

Wine Enthusiast

Rich but stylish, this wine is going to be delicious. With great fruit and ripe tannins, it has power but it shows that lightly, allowing plenty of room for the acidity. Drink this wine from 2022.

Score: 90, Roger Voss, May 1, 2019

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