Chateau Potensac Medoc 2012
Château Potensac is often considered to represent the "pure Medoc style".
"One of the showpieces of the Médoc, this structured and firm wine has strong Cabernet flavours that give both dry tannins and juicy black currant fruits. Still youthful, this balanced wine is likely to age well. Drink from 2018."
90pts, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast.
"From the Delon family, owners of Leoville Las Cases in Saint Julien and Nenin in Pomerol, this is usually a reliable wine. It has good minerality, deep blackcurrant and cherry fruit, medium body and a nice, spicy, earthy mouthfeel. The finish is quite good, and the wine capable of lasting up to a decade."
Robert M. Parker, Jr., 30 April 2015
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 in 2003, although this classification was annulled in 2007 over a technicality, leading to 6 of the 9 Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels not re-applying for Cru Bourgeois status under the revised scheme.