Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9757 ratings
8.9123 pro ratings
Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.2

Terrible pic, great wine. Structured, dense and chewy, with ample tannins that are perfectly ripe and help to prolong the flavor. Still young and burly, with a flavor profile that veers towards young and savory - coffee, bitter chocolate, iron, graphite. There's a beautiful core of sweet cherry underneath - high toned, almost sappy - needs time. Great winemaking - balance of sweet and savory, dry but not astringent, fresh and lively but serious as well. Old school styled and delicious.

Terrible pic, great wine. Structured, dense and chewy, with ample tannins that are perfectly ripe and help to prolong the flavor. Still young and burly, with a flavor profile that veers towards young and savory - coffee, bitter chocolate, iron, graphite. There's a beautiful core of sweet cherry underneath - high toned, almost sappy - needs time. Great winemaking - balance of sweet and savory, dry but not astringent, fresh and lively but serious as well. Old school styled and delicious.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Matt Perlman

A bit stemmy and astringent on initial pop but came into its own with air. Surprisingly complex and elegant nose of sweet blackberries, black cherry, cedar, violets, leather and green tobacco leaf. Palate is fairly rustic texturally but lots of sweet black and red fruit beneath the tannic and mineral surface, with a pleasing green tinge on the finish. Overachiever!

A bit stemmy and astringent on initial pop but came into its own with air. Surprisingly complex and elegant nose of sweet blackberries, black cherry, cedar, violets, leather and green tobacco leaf. Palate is fairly rustic texturally but lots of sweet black and red fruit beneath the tannic and mineral surface, with a pleasing green tinge on the finish. Overachiever!

Aug 24th, 2019
Connor Smith

When the 1855 World's Fair convened in Bordeaux, it was a high water mark for Napoleon III's France. Among the attractions was a classification of the city's most esteemed wine estates. It was one of the first major example of categorization of wine estates and regions, and embedded in stone some of the most famous names in wine: Latour, Lafite, Yquem.

But the happy days were not to last - by the time Napoleon III led the nation into disaster against Prussia 15 years later, there were invisible, insidious agents afoot in the vineyards of France.

The louse Phylloxera could only survive the trans-Atlantic crossing with the advent of the steamship. First recorded in the Languedoc in the early 1860s, it was assaulting unclassified and First Growth alike by 1875. The Great French Wine Blight would be prove to be perhaps the most earth-shaking flashpoint in modern wine history.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)

When the 1855 World's Fair convened in Bordeaux, it was a high water mark for Napoleon III's France. Among the attractions was a classification of the city's most esteemed wine estates. It was one of the first major example of categorization of wine estates and regions, and embedded in stone some of the most famous names in wine: Latour, Lafite, Yquem.

But the happy days were not to last - by the time Napoleon III led the nation into disaster against Prussia 15 years later, there were invisible, insidious agents afoot in the vineyards of France.

The louse Phylloxera could only survive the trans-Atlantic crossing with the advent of the steamship. First recorded in the Languedoc in the early 1860s, it was assaulting unclassified and First Growth alike by 1875. The Great French Wine Blight would be prove to be perhaps the most earth-shaking flashpoint in modern wine history.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)

Aug 20th, 2019
Amer S. Ahmed

Gorgeous floral aromas of rose and violet, matched by blackberry, cassis, sweet spice, cedar, cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and hints of red plum and cherry. On the palate, full bodied with grippy tannins but a nice smooth mouthfeel, hints of mineral and crushed rock. Pleasing to sip for an experienced wine drinker, pair with red meat and heartier dishes if less exposed to fuller reds. Will develop at least 10 years

Gorgeous floral aromas of rose and violet, matched by blackberry, cassis, sweet spice, cedar, cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and hints of red plum and cherry. On the palate, full bodied with grippy tannins but a nice smooth mouthfeel, hints of mineral and crushed rock. Pleasing to sip for an experienced wine drinker, pair with red meat and heartier dishes if less exposed to fuller reds. Will develop at least 10 years

Jul 14th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Nicely structured tannins, dried blackberries and violets

Nicely structured tannins, dried blackberries and violets

Dec 24th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Man what a steal! 18 year old Medoc AOC, showing both mature and youthful fruit character, a little dusty leather, pipe tobacco, ever so slightest hint of brett. The palate really delivered more than I expected--broad and mouth filling, tannins have grip but have that ironed out feel that is my favorite thing about aged Bordeaux. K&L $25!

Man what a steal! 18 year old Medoc AOC, showing both mature and youthful fruit character, a little dusty leather, pipe tobacco, ever so slightest hint of brett. The palate really delivered more than I expected--broad and mouth filling, tannins have grip but have that ironed out feel that is my favorite thing about aged Bordeaux. K&L $25!

5 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.2

Excellent with the Doug's perfect tri-tip. Very mineral style claret with tons of cut. Not nearly as ripe as most 97's.

Excellent with the Doug's perfect tri-tip. Very mineral style claret with tons of cut. Not nearly as ripe as most 97's.

5 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

Decanted ahead to pair with this Fred Flinstone ribeye!

Decanted ahead to pair with this Fred Flinstone ribeye!

4 people found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.4

Friday night steak and claret with the best value Cabernet at K&L! 18 years old, fresh, but also full of the nuances that only time will bring- and $25!!! This dry Bordeaux is for grown ups who don't want RS in their Cabernet.

Friday night steak and claret with the best value Cabernet at K&L! 18 years old, fresh, but also full of the nuances that only time will bring- and $25!!! This dry Bordeaux is for grown ups who don't want RS in their Cabernet.

3 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
David Lincoln

Herbaceous, cedar, and leather on the front nose. Finishes with berry and red currant fruit. Tremendous value for a mature red wine.

Herbaceous, cedar, and leather on the front nose. Finishes with berry and red currant fruit. Tremendous value for a mature red wine.

2 people found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015