Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9804 ratings
8.9129 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
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Dark red / mahogany color. Still very fresh and lively. Aromas cassis, sandalwood, and savory herbs. Medium bodied but builds towards a long finish with dark berry fruits and some coffee. tannic structure still If not slightly astringent. Day two was better than when I opened it last night. Needs decanting if you’re planning to drink soon. Drinking nicely now for sure

Dark red / mahogany color. Still very fresh and lively. Aromas cassis, sandalwood, and savory herbs. Medium bodied but builds towards a long finish with dark berry fruits and some coffee. tannic structure still If not slightly astringent. Day two was better than when I opened it last night. Needs decanting if you’re planning to drink soon. Drinking nicely now for sure

Apr 6th, 2021
Jason Li

Very herb. Not that much fruit left

Very herb. Not that much fruit left

Oct 26th, 2020
Dan R
9.2

I love this property and it's bang for the buck, and the 2014 is drinking at peak. Densely packed with dark fruit and gravel/iron/mineral, with a cedar note on the finish, as well as some smoky spice. Just a very well balanced wine, it's got heft and packs a punch, but never crosses the line to heavy and/or cumbersome. Great both on its own or with food.

I love this property and it's bang for the buck, and the 2014 is drinking at peak. Densely packed with dark fruit and gravel/iron/mineral, with a cedar note on the finish, as well as some smoky spice. Just a very well balanced wine, it's got heft and packs a punch, but never crosses the line to heavy and/or cumbersome. Great both on its own or with food.

Oct 15th, 2020
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