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

SKU 10792

750ml Bottle

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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
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Fronsac
Brand Chateau la Vieille Cure
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Jeb DunnuckFrom 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.

February 28, 2019
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VinousThe 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.

Antonio Galloni, January 2019
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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 30, 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.

James Molesworth, March 31, 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 1, 2019