Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9651 ratings
8.9105 pro ratings
Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.3

Simple but sill holding together well with fresh fruit and a soft structure. #chateaupotensac #medoc #leftbank #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

Simple but sill holding together well with fresh fruit and a soft structure. #chateaupotensac #medoc #leftbank #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

Sep 11th, 2017
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.

4 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2013
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!

3 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
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!

3 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.

2 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.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
Andrew Deitz

Right where it needs to be. A mature Medoc with tons of focused red fruit. Truly a pleasure.

Right where it needs to be. A mature Medoc with tons of focused red fruit. Truly a pleasure.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
Arnold Ha

Really mellow

Really mellow

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015
Christian Barion

Excellent example of an old and nicely aged wine, what can you ask more from this price?
Primary, secondary and tertiary aromas are still there, slightly fading but fairly clearly perceptible.
On the palate still refreshing with some acidity and mature tannins Wine is mature+ drink now

Excellent example of an old and nicely aged wine, what can you ask more from this price?
Primary, secondary and tertiary aromas are still there, slightly fading but fairly clearly perceptible.
On the palate still refreshing with some acidity and mature tannins Wine is mature+ drink now

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

In a night of producer vintage comparison, the 97 showed dark fruits and earth. The 03 Pontensac showed bright fruits, cherries, strawberry, blackberry, dark cherry, hint of leather, saw dust and elegance without much earth making a interesting contrast. Both extreme valves for a quality Bordeaux wine. At under $30 for either wine, great pleasure and value. Buy and drink now with a steak.

In a night of producer vintage comparison, the 97 showed dark fruits and earth. The 03 Pontensac showed bright fruits, cherries, strawberry, blackberry, dark cherry, hint of leather, saw dust and elegance without much earth making a interesting contrast. Both extreme valves for a quality Bordeaux wine. At under $30 for either wine, great pleasure and value. Buy and drink now with a steak.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015