Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1142 ratings
9.128 pro ratings
Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Dark fruits, blackberry, black plum, leather, saddle wood, black earth, pebbles, star anise, ,perfectly resolved soft tannins. A critically reviewed vintage but Potensac did something special. This property sits adjacent to Leovillle La Cas, similar wine making. Extreme value. Buy it up!

Dark fruits, blackberry, black plum, leather, saddle wood, black earth, pebbles, star anise, ,perfectly resolved soft tannins. A critically reviewed vintage but Potensac did something special. This property sits adjacent to Leovillle La Cas, similar wine making. Extreme value. Buy it up!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Chris Baker

A good, complex left bank Bordeaux - tastes like some more expensive examples.

A good, complex left bank Bordeaux - tastes like some more expensive examples.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Sean Handel

Decanted for about 40 minutes. Perfect!

Decanted for about 40 minutes. Perfect!

2 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2014
Andrew Torrens

Better then I had expected. This is what Bordeaux should be trying to do more of. Softened tannins, dry but not too astringent and mellowed plum and cassis. Not too much fruit or oak.

Better then I had expected. This is what Bordeaux should be trying to do more of. Softened tannins, dry but not too astringent and mellowed plum and cassis. Not too much fruit or oak.

2 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

Real Bordeaux!!!!!

Real Bordeaux!!!!!

2 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2013