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2005 Château La Vieille Cure (750ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Château La Vieille Cure la-vieille-cure.com   details
Appellation: Fronsac - Libournais - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$30.00
Alcohol %: 14
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 11, 2008 , from a member
4 stars "Color: dark; "
tasted: January 18, 2010 , Andy Styles
90 points "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: mineral, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: slighly unbalanced; " Best 2011-2019
rated: August 1, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points ""La Vieille Cure’s amazing 2005 is even better than their terrific 2003 and 2000. The 2005 boasts an inky/ruby color as well as a gorgeously sweet perfume of charcoal, black cherries, black currants, and spring flowers as well as an underlying mineral component. Superb concentration, full-bodied power, wonderful symmetry, purity, and texture, and a multidimensional mouthfeel are all found in this fabulous sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020+" " Best 2010-2020
rated: August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com
3 stars "Open, dark fruit and floral fragrance. Harmonious fruit and tannins. Good medium-bodied wine. Drink 2009-2018. (16 points)" Best 2009-2018
rated: November 12, 2006 , Steve Linklater
"rated: April 4, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com 91 points "While the 2005 does not equal the prodigious 2003 (the finest La Vieille Cure to date), this Merlot-dominated effort was fashioned under the guidance of Michel Rolland. It is a dense, powerful, dark ruby/purple-tinged offering exhibiting a big structure, loads of substance as well as extract, and high tannin. Give this sleeper of the vintage 2-3 years of bottle age and consume it over the following two decades. (89-91)" Best 2008-2028 rated: August 9, 2006 , Decanter decanter.com three stars "Open, dark fruit and floral fragrance. Harmonious fruit and tannins. Good medium-bodied wine. Drink 2009-2018. (16 points)" Best 2009-2018 *** 2001 should have about the same rating"
rated: March 1, 2008 , wine spectator and wine advocate
90 points "90 points Wine Spectator: "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. Best after 2010." " Best 2010-2020
rated: February 13, 2011 , CellarTracker
Best 2015-2025
rated: September 25, 2010 , Lena Lamel
Best 2013-2020
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