Château La Vieille Cure Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Developed, blackcherry and plum, tobacco, wet earth and tobacco...

Developed, blackcherry and plum, tobacco, wet earth and tobacco...

8.9

Ken Z Delectable Pro

Drank 2/23/19. Plums, red fruit, soil, and graphite on the nose. Plum, blackberry, earth flavors mix with firm tannins on the drying finish. I would hold this a few more years, but could drink now with a nice steak and an hour decant. Always a quality wine for the money. 3/22/8/4/4

Drank 2/23/19. Plums, red fruit, soil, and graphite on the nose. Plum, blackberry, earth flavors mix with firm tannins on the drying finish. I would hold this a few more years, but could drink now with a nice steak and an hour decant. Always a quality wine for the money. 3/22/8/4/4

9.0

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Perhaps the standard bearer of Fronsac. Smoke, charcoal, savory black fruit, with firm velvety tannins. Alluring and balanced.

Perhaps the standard bearer of Fronsac. Smoke, charcoal, savory black fruit, with firm velvety tannins. Alluring and balanced.

8.8

Ivonne Nill Delectable Pro

Plush, velvety Merlot dominant blend, very easy to drink, still much primary plummy fruit, with some development (leather), moderate acidity and rather noticeable VA (why I didn’t rate it higher).

Plush, velvety Merlot dominant blend, very easy to drink, still much primary plummy fruit, with some development (leather), moderate acidity and rather noticeable VA (why I didn’t rate it higher).

8.9

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Earthy, chocolate hint, charcoal..fruit very lacking, if any, black cherry would be my guess. great acid, med plus tannins..this DEF needs more time decanting or even in the cellar. Well structured.

Earthy, chocolate hint, charcoal..fruit very lacking, if any, black cherry would be my guess. great acid, med plus tannins..this DEF needs more time decanting or even in the cellar. Well structured.

8.8

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Drinking some wine and watching How to Get Away with Murder with India. The color of the wine is dark opaque red. Smells like a papermill, a little pencil shavings, and dark berries. After two hours, opens with a more barnyard like nose, like hay and possibly cheese. It is warming. Strong tannins 7.5/10, moderate to full body, very dry like sandpaper. Very heavy, and like dry thickness. In taste some cassis appears after 2 hrs. Overall not a bad bottle of french Bordeaux for $30. A few more years would be really good for this wine.

Drinking some wine and watching How to Get Away with Murder with India. The color of the wine is dark opaque red. Smells like a papermill, a little pencil shavings, and dark berries. After two hours, opens with a more barnyard like nose, like hay and possibly cheese. It is warming. Strong tannins 7.5/10, moderate to full body, very dry like sandpaper. Very heavy, and like dry thickness. In taste some cassis appears after 2 hrs. Overall not a bad bottle of french Bordeaux for $30. A few more years would be really good for this wine.

8.9

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

I've been looking for that $30 bottle that outshines any other - I think I've found it. Parker calls this the benchmark for fronsac and a sleeper of the vintage.. The nose is gorgeous with notes of vanilla, coffee bean, lilac, and lavender. On the palate, it's supple and enticing with sweet strawberries, chewy vanilla and oak, chocolate covered cherries and a velvety kirsch finish. Yup, it's good.

I've been looking for that $30 bottle that outshines any other - I think I've found it. Parker calls this the benchmark for fronsac and a sleeper of the vintage.. The nose is gorgeous with notes of vanilla, coffee bean, lilac, and lavender. On the palate, it's supple and enticing with sweet strawberries, chewy vanilla and oak, chocolate covered cherries and a velvety kirsch finish. Yup, it's good.

9.4

Roger Cabrera Delectable Pro

Kinda dumb initially but as soon as I began to think that, the dried fruit began to jump out with some faint leather. It's got the tannins and acidity to go for another couple years. Opened it too young.

Kinda dumb initially but as soon as I began to think that, the dried fruit began to jump out with some faint leather. It's got the tannins and acidity to go for another couple years. Opened it too young.

8.8

Drew DiMatteo Delectable Pro

Very well structured, like most 2011 Bordeaux it needs more time in the bottle. Give this wine a couple years and it's going to be absolutely killer!

Very well structured, like most 2011 Bordeaux it needs more time in the bottle. Give this wine a couple years and it's going to be absolutely killer!

9.1

Thomas McKee

An old favourite from the recent Bordeaux release. Full bodied and rich with plummy flavours and a nice long finish. Good now but will improve with age. Paired very nicely with bbq ribeye steaks.

An old favourite from the recent Bordeaux release. Full bodied and rich with plummy flavours and a nice long finish. Good now but will improve with age. Paired very nicely with bbq ribeye steaks.

9.0

Location

  • 32 Westchester Ave.
    Pound Ridge, NY 10576

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    Tuesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday - 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday - 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday - Noon - 5:00pm

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