Original
81 Ratings
Chateau Potensac Medoc

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

MédocBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Château Potensac is regarded as one of the better wines currently being produced in the Médoc appellation and is a 60% Cabernet based wine ownded operated by the owners of Léoville Las Cases.

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    BordeauNutt

    Drink 2011-2019. Parker: 87. Sweet plum, deep cherry and currant notes as well as underbrush and earthiness are all present in this elegant, mid-weight wine, which has good freshness, decent acidity, and ripe tannin. It should drink nicely for up to 7-8 years. "Perhaps the finest Potensac made since the 1982, the 2008 is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage. Harvested between October 4-16, this blend of 42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Cabernet Franc was fashioned from modest yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare. While lacking the prestige of a grand cru classe, it offers an amazing display of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of earth and spice. Good purity, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, a seamless balance, ripe tannins, and fresh acids result in an amazing wine that should sell for a song. It should evolve for a decade or more."

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/1998
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98