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Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac
2004

Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac
Wine Details
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Fronsac
Vineyard Designation
Appellation Fronsac Controlee
Alcohol %
13.5
Robert Parker
90
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$50.00
/ 2004 Vintage
SKU: 000000000197

In 1986, Americans Colin Ferenbach and Peter Sachs purchased the 200 year old Chateau la Vieille Cure in Bordeaux’s forgotten Fronsac region. The name means “the old rectory” obviously referring to the fact that one of the buildings on the property was once home to the local priest. The vineyard,  which existed long before the chateau,  is planted to 74% Merlot,  22% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The new American proprietors were great wine fans already and were extremely serious and motivated owners,  modernizing and improving the entire operation. Just as an example la Vieille Cure was one of Bordeaux’s first petit chateaux to use the “micro oxygenation” technique to make their wines richer and more flattering at a younger age. The partners also hired world famous enologist Michel Rolland to work with them. 

The result has been decades of delicious wines that still remain at a reasonable price. 

Wine Details
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Fronsac
Vineyard Designation
Appellation Fronsac Controlee
Alcohol %
13.5
Robert Parker
90
Wine Profile
Ratings
Robert Parker rated the 2004 la Vieille Cure 90 points and declared it a “sleeper of the vintage” writing: As was the 2003, this is another big time sleeper of the vintage. The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2004 offers a sweet perfume of framboise, black cherry liqueur, cedar, and spice. Supple-textured, medium to full-bodied, expansive, and savory with superb purity and texture, it can be drunk now and over the next 10-12 years. This property has been on a qualitative roll and still remains one of Bordeaux’s finest values.
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