Château La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Never disappoints; at 15 years it clearly still has a lot of life in it, and always shows better on day two. Aroma is reticent at first, but then opens to classic Bordeaux graphite and bramble fruit, plus pretty violet and floral notes. Unyieldingly traditional and delivering a whole lot of pleasure for the dollar. Best of all, pairs well with a variety of food, even rustic vegetarian dishes, unique for Bordeaux. Flirting with 9.3.

Never disappoints; at 15 years it clearly still has a lot of life in it, and always shows better on day two. Aroma is reticent at first, but then opens to classic Bordeaux graphite and bramble fruit, plus pretty violet and floral notes. Unyieldingly traditional and delivering a whole lot of pleasure for the dollar. Best of all, pairs well with a variety of food, even rustic vegetarian dishes, unique for Bordeaux. Flirting with 9.3.

9.2

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

I am more and more convinced that the wines from Chateau La Vieille Cure are made for the pleasure of those who truly love old school Bordeaux. There is absolute nothing modern about them. Dark currants, earth, pencil shavings, olive tapenade, and mushrooms. About as rustic as they come. Tannins are well integrated but the structure is holding fast. While I think it’s safe to say that the 2005 has entered its gradual, graceful decline, I have no doubt in my mind this will deliver the goods for at least a decade.

I am more and more convinced that the wines from Chateau La Vieille Cure are made for the pleasure of those who truly love old school Bordeaux. There is absolute nothing modern about them. Dark currants, earth, pencil shavings, olive tapenade, and mushrooms. About as rustic as they come. Tannins are well integrated but the structure is holding fast. While I think it’s safe to say that the 2005 has entered its gradual, graceful decline, I have no doubt in my mind this will deliver the goods for at least a decade.

9.1

Bret Barker

Found a couple of bottle in the cellar. Best to describe this wine as “thin”. Not much fruit more of that barnyard on the nose. Not terrible but is just there. Best guess I should have found this sooner!

Found a couple of bottle in the cellar. Best to describe this wine as “thin”. Not much fruit more of that barnyard on the nose. Not terrible but is just there. Best guess I should have found this sooner!

8.8

Kevin Sidders Delectable Pro

President VinConnect

Still drinking well with good intensity, but definitely needed some time to open up. Like some other 2005s recently, seems to have lost some forward fruit but still maintains lots of acidity...

Still drinking well with good intensity, but definitely needed some time to open up. Like some other 2005s recently, seems to have lost some forward fruit but still maintains lots of acidity...

9.1

CaptainVino!

Nice, but lacks complexity.

Nice, but lacks complexity.

8.6

David Todd

Awesome. The vintage helps this a lot

Awesome. The vintage helps this a lot

9.3

Kris Wu

Green bell pepper, forest floor, jammy blackberry. Concentrated with a high extraction.

Green bell pepper, forest floor, jammy blackberry. Concentrated with a high extraction.

8.0

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Still young, but this is drinking well with an hour in the decanter. The dusty, smoky nose is followed by dark fruit, leather, forest floor, and some wood spice. The tannins are still perky, so it works best with food for now. Wish I had more to drink over the next 10 years.

Still young, but this is drinking well with an hour in the decanter. The dusty, smoky nose is followed by dark fruit, leather, forest floor, and some wood spice. The tannins are still perky, so it works best with food for now. Wish I had more to drink over the next 10 years.

9.2

Mike Laszlo Delectable Pro

With a label like this I'm thrilled it was good. Six pack of this per vintage.

With a label like this I'm thrilled it was good. Six pack of this per vintage.

9.3

Sammy Goldfien

Super bug but nice once it opens up a little

Super bug but nice once it opens up a little

8.4

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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