Chateau Potensac - Medoc 2012
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. Chateau Potensac has been in the hands of the Delon family for several generations. The grandfather of Jean Hubert Delon obtained the estate through marriage when he married into the Liquard family. From that time on, Chateau Potensac has been passed down from father to son.
The vines are on average close to 50 years of age. However, they have old vines, some of which are more than 80 years of age. The vineyard is located on two slopes that reach up to 35 meters at their peak elevation. Picking takes place using both manual and machine harvesting.
With dark color, the wine opens with herbs, cedar wood, wild strawberry and pepper. Full bodied, dense, tannic and strict, this powerful wine is packed with kirsch, cassis and acidity. It is going to need time to come together.
Wet forest, cedar and cassis, firm, bright and classic, with a tannic, crisp, cassis and cranberry note in the finish. 88 Point
48% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc