Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.945 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Nicely structured tannins, dried blackberries and violets

Nicely structured tannins, dried blackberries and violets

Dec 24th, 2017
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.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Benjamin Temple

Surprisingly refined for 2003!

Surprisingly refined for 2003!

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Nice; Plush, but with balanced tannins; black plums, graphite, mineral

Nice; Plush, but with balanced tannins; black plums, graphite, mineral

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2017
Devon Broglie

Sadly showing age. Fruit drying out and structure simply not holding up.

Sadly showing age. Fruit drying out and structure simply not holding up.

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2016
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9.0

A lovely surprise from the warm fruit forward Bordeaux 2003 vintage. This wine seems so young at the age of 12, while many of the 2003 are reaching their peak. Deep dark garnet color, aromas are reserved with coffee, tobacco, cigar box, black current, tea leaves and cedar wood, full body with tight dry tannins that open up slowly, needs time, amazing acidity for such a warm vintage, and a long chewy delicious finish. I almost felt it is too early to enjoy this one. My score 90, drink to 2026

A lovely surprise from the warm fruit forward Bordeaux 2003 vintage. This wine seems so young at the age of 12, while many of the 2003 are reaching their peak. Deep dark garnet color, aromas are reserved with coffee, tobacco, cigar box, black current, tea leaves and cedar wood, full body with tight dry tannins that open up slowly, needs time, amazing acidity for such a warm vintage, and a long chewy delicious finish. I almost felt it is too early to enjoy this one. My score 90, drink to 2026

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2015
Yayoi Ueno

4850

4850

Jan 25th, 2019
Amanda + Dallas Bossort

Beautiful bottle of wine. Smooth, fully developed, strong tannins...still has aging potential. Will drink next bottle in 5 years.

Beautiful bottle of wine. Smooth, fully developed, strong tannins...still has aging potential. Will drink next bottle in 5 years.

Jun 22nd, 2018
Tom Hamilton

Simple accompaniment to grilled lamb

Simple accompaniment to grilled lamb

Apr 28th, 2018
LM Segal

Really nice surprise here, and needed a long decant to open up despite 15 years of sleep! Assertive and rich while avoiding any sharp edges, long finish. Unclear this will get better, but matched up nicely with rare filet. I’d decant for an hour and drink up.

Really nice surprise here, and needed a long decant to open up despite 15 years of sleep! Assertive and rich while avoiding any sharp edges, long finish. Unclear this will get better, but matched up nicely with rare filet. I’d decant for an hour and drink up.

Jan 19th, 2018