$94.00 per bottle
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Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
" the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Very impressive!"
|90||A superb value for Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Moreover, it will age very well for 10-15 years. Very impressive!|
|90||Very ripe, sweet aromas of plum, mocha and bitter chocolate. Unusually sweet and supple for this wine, with lovely depth and volume to its cassis and chocolate flavors. Very St. Estephe in style. Finishes powerful, sweet and long, with the unusually fine tannins arriving late. An outstanding performance for this chateau. International Wine Cellar|
|92||This wine has fine tannins that are relatively soft, with good acidity and dryness. It's not powerful, but with its fine black currant flavor and ripe fruit it shows great style .|
|Very clear, fresh fruit. Very rich and concentrated tannins and complex fruit. Lots of oak.|
|88||Balanced and very pretty, with blackberry, licorice and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2008. –JS|
|Grape Varieties||43% Cabernet sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc|
|Average Age of Vines||35 years|
|Soil||Alluvial Gravel and red Clay|
|Winemaking||Hand harvested and then vinified in a combination of temperature controlled, concrete and stainless stell tanks|
|Ageing||In oak barrels ( 20% new each year) for 14-16 months|
|Serving Suggestions||Best now to 2020|
The château Potensac has belonged to the family Delon for several centuries. This famous family of Bordeaux also owns the Château Léoville Las Cases, in Saint-Julien and the Château Nénin, in Pomerol.
Château Potensac is a leading Cru Bourgeois estate located between the villages of Blaignan and Ordonnac in the far north of the Médoc. Quality at Potensac has been on an upward curve ever since Michel Delon took over the running of the property in the 1970s. He sadly passed away in 2000 and Pontensac is now run by his dynamic son Jean-Hubert, with the assistance of maître de chai Pierre Rolland, brother of guru oenologist Michel Rolland.
Liquor Act: It is an offence to sell or supply to or obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor license No. LIQP 770010066