Bordeaux, Chateau La Vieille Cure, Fronsac
Arguably the bright, shining star of Fronsac these days, this blend... seems to go from strength to strength. The 2012 is a knock-out, with an inky purple color and sweet cassis and kirsch notes as well as some licorice, mocha and earth. It is medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. This is outrageously fine wine that sells for a song. It is a major sleeper of the vintage.