1998 Delon Chateau Potensac Medoc
47 Ratings
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47 Ratings
1998 Delon Chateau Potensac Medoc

Wine Description

A good and deep colour when poured, and although initially quite mute and ungiving, this wine quickly opens out to display some real class and breed. The nose carries aromas of cedar, fresh and crunchy blackcurrant fruit, minerals and stones, cloves and star anise, and a twist of liquorice. The palate has a firm, hard texture, backed up by plenty of ripe tannins, with a pile of restrained fruit, and more spice and clove character. There's a delightful weight, although this needs a little time in the glass to develop, and correct acidity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2001 Vintage) Red-ruby. Slightly rustic aromas of plum, game and flowers. Cooler and a bit medicinal in the mouth, with modest flesh and sweetness. There's no lack of intensity here, but this cru bourgeois could us...

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A good and deep colour when poured, and although initially quite mute and ungiving, this wine quickly opens out to display some real class and breed. The nose carries aromas of cedar, fresh and crunchy blackcurrant fruit, minerals and stones, cloves and star anise, and a twist of liquorice. The palate has a firm, hard texture, backed up by plenty of ripe tannins, with a pile of restrained fruit, and more spice and clove character. There's a delightful weight, although this needs a little time in the glass to develop, and correct acidity.

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Classic cassis/cedar Medoc bouquet, quite dry and restrained. Fine fruit and good elegant wine, shows elegance, depth and finesse. Drink 2-10 years.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.