“This Is An Obvious Great Value” – Robert Parker
One of the best values from Bordeaux since 2000 has been Chateau La Vieille Cure. It seems to score at least 90 points from Robert Parker in every vintage and closer to the 93 points in the great vintages. The 2009 Chateau La Vieille Cure was one of the 93 pointers from a great vintage!Chateau La Vieille Cure is located in the southeast section of Fronsac not far from Pomerol. Their vineyards lie on a southwest facing plateau and slope with limestone, chalk, and clay soils. The 2009 Chateau La Vieille Cure is deeply concentrated with loads of black fruits and the structure you find from the best Fronsacs.
Robert Parker 93 Points
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!