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    Chateau la Vieille Cure 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

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    • WE93
    • RP93
    Price: $29.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 116237

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The wines produced at Chateau la Vieille Cure are, as has been the tradition for centuries, fine wines meant for careful consumption. While they can be enjoyed young, they are best appreciated at 4 years of age and more. With a perfect balance of fruit, aromas and tannins, they are made to be appreciated with meals but can be enjoyed at any time.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This property has made so many fine efforts lately that it is difficult to say the 2009 is better than their 2005. However, the 2009 is a charming, sexy, dense ruby/purple-colored offering displaying lots of ripe Merlot fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, black raspberries, black currants, lead pencil shavings and truffles. This full-bodied, pure, nicely textured and layered Fronsac is a sleeper of the vintage that considerably over-performs for its modest price. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This is an obvious great value!

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good dusty tannins, lively fruit, a wine that seems very complete. There is a touch of final wood and dark tannins.
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Solid, with a nice, pure beam of cassis and blackberry fruit subtly laced with licorice snap and tobacco notes. The polished finish has an iron accent in reserve. Should be a solid midterm ager. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2018.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    Sunita (7/4/2013)
    Love it!!!!
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    Bret Henry (3/20/2013)
    I love it! Serve with beef for a special dinner...
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    bckcast (1/30/2014)
    I really like this wine at $30 bucks. Everything and more you would expect from a Bordeaux at this price point. Now, if the 2011 delivers like this 2009 at $19.99? Well, I would give it another star.
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    Eddie Lee (1/21/2013)
    Opens in about 1 hour - structured well and has interesting but pleasant aftertastes.
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