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2001 Château La Vieille-Cure

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Latest Sale Price

April 30, 2023 - $46

Estimate

RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

Style of opulence, complexity, and sexy, up-front fruit. Aromas of incense, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and spice box. Low acidity, ripe tannin, and a plump, fleshy texture all add to the allure of this beautifully made, pure wine.

REGION

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.