Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 La Vieille Cure reveals a wonderfully savory nose of chargrilled meats, dried herbs and Marmite toast with a core of baked plums, blackberry preserves and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with vibrant black and blue fruits plus loads of savory sparks and a plush texture, finishing with a refreshing lift.
92-94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Apr 2019)
This is so delicious already with wonderful, tight and polished tannins, medium body and a long, flavorful finish. Always excellent quality for the money.
92-93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2019)
A perennial over-achiever, the 2018 Château Vieille Cure delivers the goods and has a deep purple color as well as a smoky, earthy bouquet of black fruits and tobacco. It’s ripe and sexy on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness, terrific purity, and ripe tannins. It has some serious oomph and richness yet is beautifully balanced as well.
91-93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2019)
The 2018 La Vieille Cure is superb. Racy, creamy and generous, the 2018 possesses terrific balance and tons of poise. Red cherry jam, blood orange, mocha, mint, cinnamon and dried flowers fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. There is so much to like in the 2018 La Vieille Cure, most notably its sheer allure. Tasted two times.
89-92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2019)