Chateau Potensac Médoc 2014
|France, Bordeaux, Medoc
With low yields after a hail storm, the wine is concentrated and dense. It has a touch of wood aging as well as dark black fruits. The tannins are firm in a wine that will age well over the medium term. Drink from 2023.
The 2014 Potensac has a well-defined bouquet with oyster-shell tinged black fruit, aromatics that are very evocative of the estuary, perhaps absorbing some of the Gironde. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry, a mixture of red and black fruit, a pinch of white pepper and a pretty, quite elegant finish. Go for the Grand Vin this year rather than the Deuxième. Drink Date: 2019-2032.
This has a core of lightly mulled plum, cherry and red currant fruit, all framed by a slightly taut singed cedar note. A bright streak of iron underscores the finish, leaving a mouthwatering feel. A minerally style that should age well in the short term. Best from 2018 through 2024. 15,000 cases made.