Chateau Potensac Medoc 2008

The only "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" of its appellation, this is a very good vintage

The estate's Grand Vin's vineyards are located west of Ordonnac village. Its rows of vines grow on a double thalweg of gravelly-clay. They produce a very fine wine with tight texture, great richness and wonderful freshness. On the palate, the wine is pure and powerful, the tannins dense and spicy, and the finish of great depth with glorious aromas. Because of these qualities, Château Potensac is often considered to represent the "pure Medoc style". It should be noted that Potensac was the only "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel" of its appellation.

£35.95
Chateau Potensac Medoc 2008
Chateau Potensac Medoc 2008
Tasting Notes

"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." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

At A Glance
Country Of Origin France
Region Bordeaux
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2008
Producer Domaines Delon
ABV 13.0%
Style Medium-Bodied
Volume 75cl
Closure Cork
Serving Suggestion Serve Room Temperature
Food Pairing Beef, Cheese, Duck, Game, Lamb
Staff Suggestion Yes
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