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1996 Château La Vieille-Cure

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ITEM 8293105 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
13 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8340651 8 $30 Jul 24, 2022
I8340565 2 $30 Jul 24, 2022
I8328939 4 $30 Jul 17, 2022
I8328844 1 $30 Jul 17, 2022
I8304358 1 $30 Jul 3, 2022
I8282224 2 $30 Jun 19, 2022
I8271361 3 $30 Jun 12, 2022
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Château La Vieille-Cure

Château La Vieille-Cure is a 50-acre estate in Fronsac that dates to the 17th century. In 1986 it was bought by a group of Americans who revived the estate. Parts of the estate vineyards were replanted and a new winery built. Jean-Luc Thunevin, considered the godfather of Bordeaux’s garagiste movement, is consulting general manager. The wine is typically 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. About 100,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is La Sacristie De La Vieille- Cure, also a Merlot-based blend. Wine Advocate wrote in 2012 that “Château La Vieille-Cure may well be the reference point for Fronsac given its performance over the last decade. Consistently one of the top two or three wines of the appellation.”


France, Bordeaux, Fronsac

Fronsac is a small appellation northwest of Saint-Émilion. Fronsac produces only red wines and has about 2,000 vineyard acres. Canon-Fronsac is a smaller appellation within Fronsac. Merlot is the primary grape in Fronsac, followed by Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon. Fronsac wines are generally full-bodied and plummy. In the 18th and 19th centuries Fronsac wines had the same prestige as the wines of St.-Émilion, though by the mid-20th century Fronsac wines were less renowned. Today, however, young and innovative older winemakers are reviving traditional estates. Some have gone the garagiste route by making non-historic blends.