La Vieille Cure 2021 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
91-92 JS / 90-92 JD / 88-90 WA / 92 JA / 89-91 VM /
A fine-textured red with blackberries, black olives and hints of spice. Medium body. Creamy. Crunchy. - James Suckling.
A wine that always seems to deliver the goods is the 2021 Château La Vieille Cure, and even in a challenging vintage like 2021, it's well worth seeking out. Based on 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Sauvignon, it brings lots of richness and texture as well as more blue fruits, notes of chalky minerality, tobacco, and damp earth, ripe tannins, and a great finish. If the final wine comes close to this beauty, it's going to be a smoking success in the vintage. - Jeb Dunnuck.
Offering up aromas of cherries and berries framed by a generous application of creamy new oak, the 2021 La Vieille Cure is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and ample, with lively acids and a vanillin-inflected finish. It's a creditable effort from this unabashedly modern-styled Fronsac estate. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
Cloves, raspberry, chewy tannic structure, juicy and powerful, impressive in the vintage overall. Austere on the finish, tugs you back into the palate, this is easy to recommend. 40hl/h yield, 70% new oak, Jean Luc Thunevin consultant since 2013, continuing with new owner Jerome Pignard, who has been in place since 2018. Clay limestone soils. Harvest September 30 to Octobr 12. - Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux.
The 2021 La Vieille Cure has an open, expressive bouquet of red cherries and crushed strawberry. The oak here nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity. A little chewy on the finish but with decent length. Give it 2-3 years in bottle - there's good "stuffing" here. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media.