Château Potensac, 2009

Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Château Potensac, 2009

Médoc, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Hubert Delon Optimum Drinking: 2017-2022 Reviewer Rating: 89 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103036 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Château Potensac 2009 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from a great Bordeaux vintage. It is a classic Left Bank style available at a fraction of the price of its more illustrious neighbours and a wonderful opportunity to taste this brilliant vintage. In the words of Robert Parker, 'not to be missed.'

Potensac is a leading Cru Bourgeois estate located between the villages of Blaignan and Ordonnac in the far north of the Médoc and it is often considered to represent the 'pure Medoc style'. The estate benefitted greatly from Michel Delon's expertise after he took over in the 1970s and it is now run by his talented and dynamic son, Jean-Hubert.


“This fairly priced Medoc from Jean-Hubert Delon (the proprietor of Leoville-Las-Cases) has hit almost 14% natural alcohol and looks to be the best wine made at this estate since 1982, which drank well for 15 years and cost about $4.00 a bottle in that era. Crisp, mineral notes intermixed with mulberry, black cherry and black currant fruit jump from the glass of this classic Bordeaux, which is both powerful and elegant. There is considerable substance to the wine, with its attractive texture and overall sense of precision and elegance. This is a sleeper of the vintage not to be missed.” Robert Parker

“Plump, tender texture carries lively fruit flavors of wild cherry, strawberry and cassis in this lively red. Notes of fresh herb and licorice add interest. Modestly structured, with fresh acidity and just enough tannins for grip.” Wine Spectator