Château Potensac 2018
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Médoc
Grape | 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Ageing | 100% new barrels 12 to 16 months
Tasting Notes | By Jeff Leve. The ripe nose exudes fresh, juicy, sweet fruit, cedar, smoke, spice and tobacco notes. Full-bodied with ripe, soft, round tannins and finish filled with sweet, ripe, fresh red berries that linger with flavor. For Potensac this is forward, so you will be able to enjoy this within a few years. This is the finest wine made in the history of Potensac
Pairing | Can't go wrong with a juciy rib eye, mash potatoes and pan fried mushrooms. Will also pair well with a roasted lamb and roasted vegetables.
Drinking | Ideal drinking window. 2022 - 2030
Critic Notes / Awards | Jeb Dunnick 93/100, James Suckling 94/100, Jeff Leve 92/100. Jane Anson 91/100
About the Chateau / The domain belongs to the same family since the dawn of time and it has always been transmitted by women. Thus the current owner Jean-Hubert DELON inherits it from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is located on a high point in Nord-Médoc. The site has therefore been populated for a very long time. Indeed, Médoc comes from “medio aquae” which means “in the middle of the waters”… Planted on the most qualitative soils of the commune of Ordonnac, the vineyard today reaches 60 hectares on a terroir where the typicality of each grape variety expresses itself very clearly, and gives the wine a formidable capacity for aging.
Current Owner: Jean-Hubert DELON
Soils: The vineyard of Château Potensac extends mainly on mounds with limestone subsoil covered clay-gravel hilltops with a high proportion of gravel. These limestones are very close to those that can be found in the Saint-Estèph appellation.
Vines - Average 38 years old.
Surface : 75 Hectares.