Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2016

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Chateau la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2016
$36.99
$33.29

SKU 10792

750ml

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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
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Region France, Bordeaux, Fronsac
Brand Chateau la Vieille Cure
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 2018
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Wine SpectatorThis 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. 4,583 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 2019
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Wine EnthusiastRich 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.

Roger Voss, May 2019

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