Potensac is an estate in the northern sector of the Médoc, a district renowned for producing tannic, brooding clarets which require significant ageing before drinking. It belongs to the Delon family, who also own the great Château Léoville-Las Cases, and benefits from being made by the same highly-skilled team.
The result is a wine of great complexity, one of the very best in the appellation. The wine is rich in blackcurrant aromas and with plenty of tannin.
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (92)
A clarity and transparency to this pretty red with currant, lemon-peel and lemon-grass character. Full body, very fine tannins and a pretty texture. Precise wine.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Hand picked. Fermentation and maceration in temperature-controlled concrete and stainless-steel vats.|
|Elevage||14-16 months in oak barrels (20% new oak)|
|Soil Type||Alluvial gravel over red clay|