2008 Delon Chateau Potensac Medoc
47 Ratings
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47 Ratings
2008 Delon Chateau Potensac Medoc

Wine Description

Structured, direct, not heavy, the fruit very forward, powered by red berries. The wine has an attractive open character, rich and fresh at the same time.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) "The estate, under the same ownership as Léoville-las-Cases in Saint-Julien, shows what can be achieved in the Médoc when care is taken. It is big, round, solid and structured, with complexity coming from dark, sweet fruits and new wood. It is rich and powerful, the aging potential showing from a core of dry tannin." Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

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Structured, direct, not heavy, the fruit very forward, powered by red berries. The wine has an attractive open character, rich and fresh at the same time.

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    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."

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • 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.