2014 Château Potensac Médoc
Blend: 40% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Chateau Potensac takes its name from its location, which is on the top of Potensac plateau in the northern part of the Medoc. Chateau Potensac is owned by the Delon family. The Delon family is better known for their famous property in St. Julien, Leoville Las Cases and Chateau Nenin in Pomerol. The vines are on average close to 50 years of age. The same technical team that works on the wines of Leoville Las Cases works with Chateau Potensac. The wines are fermented in a combination of steel tanks and concrete vats. The wine is aged in French oak barrels passed down from Clos du Marquis for between 14 and 16 months, depending on the character and style of the vintage.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "The nose is well defined and classic in style with graphite and cedar infusing the black berry and briary fruit, the Cabernet Franc lending more complexity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with quite noticeable acidity like many in the Médoc, quite lively in the mouth already. There is moderate complexity here and decent length."
93 points, James Suckling. "Wonderful aromas of crushed berries, wet earth and rose petals. Medium body and integrated and fine tannins. Very polished and pretty. Needs at least two years to soften a little but a beauty already. Tiny production due to hail."