Château Potensac, Médoc, 2002

  Château Potensac

Tasted at Lèoville-Lascases where it showed remarkable quality in the company of two St Juliens. 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot with élevage in 15% new barrels. Dark saturated bright purple colour, classic forceful blackcurrant and wild plum aromas. Masses of ripe blackcurrant with hints of cedar and tobacco leaf - very pure and concentrated. Fine tannins and length of flavour. Top notch 2002.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Potensac

Potensac is a Cru Bourgeois, located in the appellation of Médoc.

Appellation: Médoc

With the exception of Haut Brion, all the Chateaux listed in the 1855 classification are situated in the Medoc, however, as with the Haut Medoc, most of the grand names defer to their more specific appellations. This is a vast AOC with around 1500 different wine-making estates. There are many good AOC Medoc wines, which did belong to the now defunct Cru Bourgois classification. The most notable estate is Potensac, which is owned by Leoville Las Cases.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.