- Château Potensac
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
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Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
Bright and lifted on the nose with floral notes (see the percentage of Cabernet Franc) and more finesse than in the past. Definite sense of energy. Lovely texture on attack and plenty of freshness then drive and persistence. Big tannic frame (IPT tannin index nearly the same as Las Cases) but fine-grained and subtle. Ageing potential. Should be GV. (JL) 14.1% Drink 2027 – 2038
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.
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.