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Chateau Potensac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2018

Chateau Potensac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2018

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Potensac

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
91/100

(1 customer review)

Chateau Potensac

750ML

£26.94£35.00

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Medoc

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2028

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

13.5%

SKU: 100123 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

Château Potensac, which is situated in the far north of the Médoc, is planted on the best quality soils of the Ordonnac district. The estate’s vineyards extend over 60 hectares, and produce what is widely considered to represent the pure Médoc style, and Potensac is the only Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel of its appellation.

The estate benefited greatly from Michel Delon’s expertise after he took over in the 1970s and it is now expertly run by his talented and dynamic son, Jean-Hubert.

1 review for Chateau Potensac, Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2018

  1. stephen_5

    Pleasant, approachable, like a good Medoc should be.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC SCORE:
91/100

The 2018 Potensac is every bit as appealing as it was from barrel. Ripe and pliant, with terrific purity of fruit, the 2018 captures all of the natural radiance of the year. This fleshy Haut-Medoc delivers superb quality in a forward, open-knit style that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. The bouquet shows lovely savory and floral Cabernet notes that work so well with the pliant Merlot fruit. Time in the glass brings out a surprising amount of freshness, with bright acids that suggest 10-15 years of cellaring potential is a safe bet.
92+/100 - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Tasted March 2021)

The 2018 Potensac is composed of 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine has 14.42% alcohol and was aged in 35% new barriques. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls out of the glass with open-knit scents of ripe, juicy black plums, boysenberries, redcurrant jelly and cassis, plus hints of dried Provence herbs, cinnamon stick and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of lively black and red berry layers, supported by soft tannins and a racy line, finishing with a lively skip in its step.
90/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

The 2018 Potensac has an outgoing nose of wild strawberry and raspberry notes and touches of meat juices, a slight gaminess emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy, crisp tannins. Quite tight on the entry, it finds its groove in the second half, displaying commendable delineation and tension on the graphite-tinged, slightly austere finish. Fine.
89/100 - Neal Martin, Vinous