Château Potensac

Château Potensac

Colour: Red
Country: france
Producer: chateau potensac
Grape: Bordeaux Red Blend
Region: bordeaux
Appellation: haut medoc
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  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Potensac surpassed my expectations from barrel, because as I stated back then, it has developed more flesh to counterbalance those prenatal hard tannins. It has an attractive if unspectacular raspberry, strawberry and tobacco-scented bouquet, quite closed at first, opaque, but opening with several minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe blackberry fruit laced with tobacco and sea salt. I appreciate the finish here. There is satisfying substance, a gentle grip and a classic pencil lead, almost Pauillac-like finish. Enjoy this upstanding Médoc from Jean-Hubert Delon over the next 10-12 years." - Neal Martin

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”A superb value for Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Moreover, it will age very well for 10-15 years. Very impressive!" - Robert Parker

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The 1996 Potensac is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. This vintage has quite a reputation, indeed, at 20 years of age it stands up as one of the over-achievers of the vintage. It has a lively, very pure blackcurrant and bilberry-scented bouquet with crushed stone aromas, very youthful and backward. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dense tarry black fruit tinged with cedar, a dash of spice towards the structured finish with a lingering saline aftertaste.“ - Robert Parker

A leading Cru Bourgeois estate in the north of the Médoc, Potensac is a large property with 50 hectares of vineyards. The property was taken over by Michel Delon of Léoville-Las-Cases in the 1970s which led to a significant improvement in quality. Now run by his son Jean-Hubert with the assistance of wine consultant Bruno Roalland, the vineyards are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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