2018 Chateau Potensac
Château Potensac is located on the grounds of the Haut-Médoc in the Médoc. Although there are numerous Médoc wines with a higher quality than the Haiut-Médocs, Potensac is a striking example of this. This wine is made by Michel Delon from Leoville las Cases in St. Julien. Due to the various extensions, the spireless church in the hamlet of Potensac belongs to the domain.
The estate has been in the hands of the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac sits on a high tract of land in northern Medoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times. The name "Medoc" in fact comes from "medio aquae" which means "in the middle of the waters" The vineyards are planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 60 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety are very clearly expressed and give the wine an excellent aging potential.
The 2018 Potensac is a blend of 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine has 14.42% alcohol and is aged in 35% new French oak barriques. In the glass, the Potensac is medium to deep garnet purple, popping out of the glass with scents of ripe juicy black plums, blueberries, currants and cassis, plus hints of dried Provencal herbs, cinnamon stick and dusty soil. The palate is medium to full bodied and packed with vibrant layers of black and red berries, supported by soft tannins
James Suckling:94/100 Parker: 90-92/100
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|