- Château Potensac
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2027 - 2037
- Case size
- En Primeur
Wine Advocate, April 2022,
A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and an unusually high 23% Cabernet France, the 2021 Potensac offers up attractive aromas of cassis, loamy soil, wilted rose petals and pipe tobacco. Medium-bodied, supple and lively, with ripe, powdery tannins and a saline finish, it's a charming, perfumed rendition of this Médoc estate. Tasted three times.
Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
The 2021 Potensac is beguiling. Perhaps it is the high amount of Cabernet Franc (23%) in the blend this year. The 2021 exudes refinement from the very first taste. Rose petal, spice, crushed red berry fruit and sweet pipe tobacco all open effortlessly. Readers will find a Haut-Médoc endowed with compelling aromatic presence and exceptional balance. The purity of the flavors is striking. Drink 2026-2036
Goedhuis, April 2022,
From the Delon family estates, owners of Ch Leoville-Las Cases, this wine shows the pedigree of the winemaking team behind it and was a standout in the Medoc AOC category of wines. A superb wine, combining Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot almost in equal parts. An initial wave of fresh raspberries on the palate recedes as the deeper black fruits come to the fore. Chalky tannins reflect the Chateau’s limestone terroir, with fabulous vibrancy and energy on the finish. A lovely, very sophisticated wine.
Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
Leafy spearmint and red fruits are the thrust of this bright, crisp, foursquare styled vintage. Quite classic in nature, this firm, chewy wine is perfect for lovers of classic styled Bordeaux. The wine was produced from blending 40% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc and 13% Petit Verdot, 13.1% ABV. Drink from 2025-2038.
Jane Anson, April 2022,
Classically-balanced Podensac, dense ruby in colour, this is not exuberant, full of cool blue fruits, a signature of the good wines of the vintage, careful extraction, gentle overall, this is good quality and can be approached early. Highest level of Cabernet Franc ever, 3.54ph, 37hl/h yield after mildew. Harvest through to October 13th. Tasted twice.
Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
Great balance from start to finish makes this one of the most impressive ‘well-priced’ wines of the vintage. They picked right up to the 14th of October to bring in the very last of the Cabernets and Potensac. The Franc percentage is the highest ever proportion in the wine, and it provides a fantastic link between the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot. Super-classy and beautiful, less black and structured, more rakish and red-fruited, this is a genuinely delicious wine.
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.