2016 Potensac, Médoc (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299422

$25.99

JS 93-94 RP 90-92 VN 89-92
WE 90-92 WS 88-91
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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    5/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Consistently one of the very best properties in the Médoc, Chateau Potensac has been owned for many years by the Delon family of Leoville Las Cases in St. Julien. The quality of the wine can be attributed both to the superb character of the terroir and to the additional resources made available due to its long association with a top Deuxième Cru. It can be difficult to properly judge this wine when tasting at the Chateau, since you are obliged to evaluate it alongside the more prestigious Clos du Marquis and Leoville Las Cases itself, but more than in any other vintage I can recall this 2016 Potensac more than held its own. Even in such august company the quality was readily apparent. The wine showed exceptional concentration. Bright and lively in character, very fresh, and with loads of sweet, ripe fruit and fine tannins, very much in line with the vintage as a whole. One of the most intriguing things about this 2016 Potensac is the higher than usual percentage of Cabernet Franc. One theme we heard over and over again during en primeur was that due to the extreme conditions of the vintage – from very wet to very dry – the oldest vines faired best. The vineyards at Potensac include a parcel of Cabernet Franc vines more than 80 years old. The grapes from these vines in 2016 were of such a quality that they were among the best the estate produced and formed a key part of the blend. You may tire of hearing this regarding the 2016 vintage, but, truthfully, I have enjoyed many vintages of Potensac over the years, but this may be the best I have ever tasted.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    5/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A perfect 5 for value here in 2016. The far north of Bordeaux did not suffer in the long drought. The heavy clay soils held the moisture. This is the best young Potensac I have tasted and at this great price, which is less than the 1997 vintage( of which we sold 18000 bottles it is a steal. Tons of blackberry aromas and flavors. Unlike most young Potensac, this wine is super aromatic and super sweet on the palate. You will be drinking this wine for many years. A must buy!
    Drink from 2020 to 2040

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