"Originally purchased as a pastime by two American friends, this winery has become a serious producer of top-quality wines. This wine is typically French in character but marketed along American commercial principles. It has paradoxically become one of the leaders in Fronsac."
-Revue de Vin de France, February 1994 "An amazing effort in this vintage, La Vieille Cure has been one of the top 3 or 4 Fronsacs in most recent vintages. The 2011 is fashioned from 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Many consumers will probably drink this wine entirely too young (and I have no problem with that), there is no doubt it has serious aging potential. A true revelation, this sleeper of the vintage is one of the finest wines money can buy. The dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuous palate impression of silky black cherries and blackberries intermixed with wild strawberries. Opulent and rich with the abundant glycerin and lavish concentration concealing moderate tannins, this is a sensational effort in this challenging vintage. With nearly 14% natural alcohol as well as tremendous ripeness, it should drink well for 10+ years. This sleeper of the vintage merits consumer attention."
-Wine Advocate (91)
"Ripe and racy, with a mouthwatering licorice edge to the core of plum, raspberry ganache and boysenberry fruit, which moves along through the briar- and charcoal-tinged finish. Sleek, pure and focused."