|91-93+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "The deep purple-black colored 2019 La Vieille Cure comes prancing out of the glass with regal scents of boysenberries, warm black plums, black cherry preserves and kirsch plus nuances of violets, espresso and camphor with a waft of black olives. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with bright, pure black fruit layers, framed by wonderfully ripe, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Stunning!"
17 WEINWISSER: "Purpur mit rubinroten Reflexen. Reifes Pflaumenbouquet, Kirschlikör und parfümiertem Pfeifentabak. Am fülligen Gaumen mit reifer Extraktsüsse und nerviger Rasse, zarte Schalentöne von der Mazeration. Im sehr aromatischen Finale eine volle Ladung mit blauen Beeren und Kirschhäuten. Wie immer sehr modern vinifiziert, die Rechnung geht dieses Jahr auf!"
94 DECANTER: "New owners since 2018, still one of the clear go-to wines in Fronsac. Great texture, tons of brambly berry fruits, with the gourmet, chocolate edge that is so loveable in La Vieille Cure. Dark spice adds shape and focus to the finish, and this is a clear signpost to quality potential in 2019. A yield of 42hl/ha. 70% new oak."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is rich and decadent with lots of of blackberry, chocolate and walnut character, as well as pine needles. Full-bodied, yet framed and tight with a beautiful, rich structure."
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 La Vieille Cure has a palpable "strictness" on the nose, not quite as expressive as other Fronsacs at this nascent stage. The palate is succulent with supple tannins, bitter black cherry mixes with sage and salted liquorice that segues into a persistent finish. If the aromatics improve it will land at the top of my banded score." - Neal Martin
91-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 La Vieille Cure dazzles from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, lavender, licorice and espresso infuse the 2019 with striking depth and textural resonance. Vieille Cure has tremendous presence and pedigree to burn; it is one of the under-the-radar gems of the vintage."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Deep in color, with lush, plush, opulent polished textures. The wine has layers of fruit, sexy, silky tannins and a hedonistic finish. But this is no fruit-only bomb, it is a refined, sweet and hedonistic wine that should be great to taste early in life and age for at least a decade or more. The next time someone says Bordeaux is expensive, pop a bottle of this."