Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2006

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The region of Fronsac, which is an area comprised of rolling limestone hills west of Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, is the source of quite a few 'sleepers of the vintage' as well as great values. Chateau La Vieille Cure occupies a privelged site on a high plateau overlooking the illustrious region of Pomerol and produces excellent wines. Both Fronsac and Pomerol are planted to predominantly Merlot, which thrives in the soils and climate of the Right Bank. The chateau at La Vieille Cure was built in 1823 and is surrounded by vineyards that have been producing wines for centuries. Made of a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and harvested with vines averaging 25 years in age, La Vieille Cure is typically aged in oak casks for 18 months.

Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Fronsac
Brand Chateau la Vieille Cure
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThis American-owned estate produces one of the most impressive wines made in Fronsac. Fashioned primarily from Merlot, the saturated ruby/purple-colored 2006 reveals superb sweet kirsch, black currant, licorice, forest floor, and earth characteristics, a textured, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and a long finish. Another super-star Fronsac, it, like virtually every wine from this appellation, sells at a realistic price. It is the perfect wine in these troubled economic times. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Excellent value.

Robert Parker, February 2009
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorVery racy and still quite fresh, with delicious plum, anise and violet notes pushed by driving olive and roasted apple wood notes. The pure finish has nice cut. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2013.

James Molesworth, 2011