Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
6 x 75cl * 14.5% ABV * Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Quality at leading Cru Bourgeois estate Chateau Potensac has been on the up ever since Michel Delon of Leoville-Las-Cases took over the running of the property in the 1970s. Since his death in 2000 the chateau has been run by his dynamic and talented son, Jean-Hubert. Potensac always offers much more than its 'Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel' status, but is known to represent a more traditional (albeit crowd-pleasing) style of claret. Perfect with roast beef or alongside a cheeseboard.
“The 2022 Potensac has an intense bouquet with layered red and black fruit, cedar and light mint aromas. This is a Potensac with purpose. The palate is a little creamier than previous vintages on the entry, but then the tannic framework makes its presence felt. Firm grip, quite fresh and sappy with a fine thread of acidity maintaining poise. This is a superb Potensac. Tasted twice with consistent notes, though the wood came through more at the château compared to another at Boissenot's tasting.” 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“The 2022 Potensac is super-expressive right out of the gate. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice, and gravel are all beautifully delineated. Pliant and beautifully layered, the 2022 marries density and vibrancy to great effect. There’s quite a bit of tannin, but also enough fruit to balance things out. The 2022 is a serious Potensac, that is for sure. Once again, Jean-Hubert Delon and his team made a Médoc that overdelivers big time.” 91-93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“Balance and depth to the fruit. This must be the most concentrated Potensac that I have tasted En Primeur, but you can pick out individual characters of sweet blackberry puree, slate, liquorice root, firm tannins, almost drying on the finish but there is juice and the cold ash aspect that is such a lovely sign of Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel. One to look out for. You needed the expertise of consutlant Eric Boissenot with press wine I imagine in this kind of vintage, and it works well here. No 2nd wine now here as of this vintage, back to keeping things simple. No Chapelle de Potensac this year. Tasted twice.” 93 points, Jane Anson
Drink 2027 to 2045
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