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2005 Château La Vieille Cure

  • 92 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52657-2005-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Dark in color, showing lots of blackberry and licorice aromas, with a hint of tar. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and plenty of ripe fruit and smoky oak. Fun and interesting.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Deep crimson. Healthy depth. Up to the limit of ripeness ? very sweet and not at all overworked on the point of tannin. Fresh acidity and a very neat touch of dryness on the finish. Perfectly straight, slightly countrified wine that is not fatally ambitious and should provide enormous pleasure to countless customers at Sainsbury?s and elsewhere. What more could you ask?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Full ruby. Kirsch and licorice on the nose. Fat, dense and sweet, if a bit youthfully monolithic. At once plump and primary, with lively flavors of black fruits and bitter chocolate. Finishes with nicely buffered tannins and a rich chocolatey nuance.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    In this vintage, this estate (one of the leading properties in Fronsac) produced an opaque/purple blend of 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines averaging 25 years of age. Offering beautiful black cherry and black raspberry fruit, abundant chalk, minerality, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish, this over-achieving, full-throttle Fronsac is a brilliant example of the vintage and of this terroir. Give it another several years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 10-15 years. This sleeper of the vintage should prove to be one of the longest-lived vintages of Vieille Cure to date. Kudos to the ownership.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2025
    Author: vegas
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: dacomovi
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Eclipse 3g
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Everything it should be and more.
    Author: Phil the Greek

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1190 bottles owned
  • 103 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 103 collectors)