CHATEAU LA VIELLE CURE FRONSAC GRAND VIN DE BORDEAUX

SKU
7122
$44.99
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Type
RED
Varietal
MERLOT/CAB S/CAB FRA
Country
FRANCE
Region
BORDEAUX
Sub-region
FRONSAC
Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
750ML
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  • Winemaker Notes

    This wine, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, whose vines are more than 25 years old, has been aged in oak casks. It has succulent ripe fruits and firm tannins and may be drunk young or cellared for 10 to 15 years. With a perfect balance of fruit, aromas and tannins, they are ideal accompaniments to a meal, including spiced and spicy dishes, but can be enjoyed at any time.
    Blend: 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Critical Acclaim

    RP91Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    Arguably the bright, shining star of Fronsac these days, this blend of 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon from vines averaging 25 years of age seems to go from strength to strength. The 2012 is a knock-out, with an inky purple color and sweet cassis and kirsch notes as well as some licorice, mocha and earth. It is medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is outrageously fine wine that sells for a song. It is a major sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

    WS91Wine Spectator
    Fresh, with good cut, as cherry, cherry pit and plum notes race along, lined with violet and chalk accents. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
    Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points