2018 - Ch Potensac Cru Bourgeois Médoc
06B8POTESDM _ 2018 - Ch Potensac Cru Bourgeois Médoc - 1x300cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Potensac
Region
Médoc
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2029 - 2043
Case size
1x300cl
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2018 CH POTENSAC CRU BOURGEOIS MÉDOC - 1x300cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Potensac
Region
Médoc
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2029 - 2043
Case size
1x300cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £102.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    This superb wine highlights the strength of the Delon family estates in 2018. A blend of 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. One of our star value wines of the vintage. Aromatics of violets and fragrant fruit. It is instantly striking with bright energy and vivid dark fruits in the palate. There is a touch of mocha and charcoal in the mid-palate. A very complete wine with a tightly woven tannic core. Very pure and perfectly balanced.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2018 Potensac is blended of 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, all harvested between September 21 and October 13, with yields of 49 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has 14.42% alcohol and is to be aged in barriques, 35% new; the finished blend was put into barrels last December. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with bright, fresh red and black plums, crushed blackcurrants and bay leaves with hints of cracked pepper and damp soil. Full-bodied, rich and laden with red and black fruit layers, it has a plush frame of rounded tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2019,
    Score: 93-94

    The excellence of this lies in the quality of the tannins, which are so polished and refined. Compact and tight. Medium-bodied. Very, very long. Beauty already.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2019,
    Score: 91

    2018 was the warmest season of the last 10 years at Potensac, with just under half the usual rainfall over the summer. The property has produced a great bottle: bright and cheery with vibrant fruit, it's highly enjoyable and approachable. You rarely find such impressive mid-palate focus in the Médoc, and that alone makes this a year worth exploring for the wines at this price level. Drinking Window 2023 - 2034

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2019,
    Score: 17.5+

    Rather ravishing and approachable with serious length and also superb red fruit and balance. The nose is beautiful, harmonious and rich and moreish. It is possible to drink this wine early but I have a suspicion that it will greatly repay those who decide to cellar it.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2019,
    Score: 89-92

    The dark cherry and plum fruit is fresh and direct, with light tobacco and toast accents hanging on the finish.

  • JH

    Julia Harding, April 2019,
    Score: 17

    Inky core with purple rim. Such beautifully pure black fruit. Such fine texture and so juicy and lively. Absolutely delicious and fresh with no heaviness and no sense of the alcohol. Low pH because of the terroir, says Pierre Graffeux. They picked the Merlot early and spread out the picking for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Silky finesse and freshness. Lovely wine with a red-fruited brightness and persistence. Drink 2023-2030

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Producer

Château Potensac

Belonging to the Delon family, proprietors of Léoville Las Cases, Château Potensac is a cru bourgeois located in the northern Médoc. Planted on gravel and limestone soils. Potensac is notably mineral, which expresses itself mostly in drier vintages when the roots delve deep for water.

Region

Médoc

The Médoc takes its name from the Latin phrase ‘medio aquae' (between the waters)- referring to the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a long, narrow vineyard area that stretches north-west from the city of Bordeaux along the left bank of the Gironde estuary. The water masses that surround the Médoc act as a heat-regulator and provide an ideal microclimate for viticulture. The well-draining gravel soil accentuates the near perfect growing conditions for the main grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The Médoc is the most famous red wine making region in Bordeaux and possibly the world.