Château Potensac

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

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Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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
Vito Polosa

Woodsy, plum and grappa, riper kirsh, edgy finish

Woodsy, plum and grappa, riper kirsh, edgy finish

Feb 1st, 2017
Martin Davies

Nice but a little young/modern for me.

Nice but a little young/modern for me.

Sep 25th, 2014
Kevin Yen

2013/3 @An-Fu Rd for Yang Qi birthday party

2013/3 @An-Fu Rd for Yang Qi birthday party

Feb 28th, 2014
Benni Piron

Potensac 2006. 21,00@carrefour.

Potensac 2006. 21,00@carrefour.

Dec 8th, 2013
Shalen Shivpuri

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