2016 Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Chateau La Vieille Cure
# FRLVME16AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Fronsac
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 94WS, 93JS, 92WA, 92V

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. > 36 bottles available.

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This races along like it has somewhere to be, with excellent focus to the raspberry and cassis fruit, a flash of bay and a well-embedded chalky edge. Rock-solid.

91-94 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)

A tight and linear red with such beautiful class and depth. Full body, polished tannins and a long, long finish. We will see which is better: 2015 or 2016.

92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

The 2016 La Vieille Cure has a backward but detailed bouquet that will surely find its voice once in barrel. You can tell that there is attractive pure black fruit here. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, plenty of toasty black fruit, but it manages to retain fine delineation and I appreciate the spicy, peppery finish that lingers. This is a sterling follow-up to the 2015 Vieille Cure.

90-92 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

La 2016 Vieille Cure is once again a serious overachiever. Voluptuous and racy in the glass, the 2016 blasts across the palate with a heady mélange of dark cherry, plum, spice, rose petal and licorice notes. This is an especially sumptuous, flamboyant wine that will deliver considerable pleasure upon release. Tasted two times.

89-92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2017)