|92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 La Vieille Cure reveals a wonderfully savory nose of chargrilled meats, dried herbs and Marmite toast with a core of baked plums, blackberry preserves and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with vibrant black and blue fruits plus loads of savory sparks and a plush texture, finishing with a refreshing lift."
91 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Feiner Nougatanklang, dunkle Beeren, frische Pflaumen, ein Hauch von Feigen und kandierte Orangenzesten. Mittlere komplexität, angenehme Süße, reife Brombeeren, ausgewogen, reife Tannine, bleibt haften, ein eleganter Speisenbegleiter."
17 WEINWISSER: "Undurchsichtiges Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte. Kompottartige Nase mit Backpflaumen und Schlehensaft, dahinter Mokkacreme und Kirschlikör. Am festen Gaumen mit engmaschigem, fast brachialem Tanningerüst, leicht austrocknend mit mürbem Extrakt. Im gebündelten Finale mit getrockneten blauen Beeren und Holunderessenz. Fast zu viel gewollt!"
94 DECANTER: "This is intense with tons of tar and cloves against the well-defined cassis fruits and lovely vibrant violet edging. The silky texture and legs indicate generous alcohol, but this is balanced, if on the larger side. It takes its time in the glass, at first a little overpowering, but it settles into itself and has been well handled offering good ageing potential. There were new owners as of harvest 2018, as French entrepreneur Jérôme Pignard took over from American co-owners; the Gant, Ferenbach and Sachs families."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is so delicious already with wonderful, tight and polished tannins, medium body and a long, flavorful finish. Always excellent quality for the money."
90-92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Concentrated, lush and loaded with chocolate covered, black cherries and licorice, the wine hits your palate with the essence of dark cocoa and red fruits that offer their pleasures with ease."
91-93 JEB DUNNUCK: "A perennial over-achiever, the 2018 Château Vieille Cure delivers the goods and has a deep purple color as well as a smoky, earthy bouquet of black fruits and tobacco. It’s ripe and sexy on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness, terrific purity, and ripe tannins. It has some serious oomph and richness yet is beautifully balanced as well."