Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) (see link below).
Chateau Potensac, Cru Bourgeois, Medoc 2015 - Decanter review
For other reviews, see the fiche technique/data sheet link below.
The estate has been in the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is situated on a high point of land in North Medoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times.
Planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 60 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety express themselves very distinctly and give the wine superb ageing potential.
Château Potensac's vineyards extend mainly over hilly mounds with a limestone subsoil covered with clay and gravel outcrops containing a high proportion of gravel (graves). These limestone soils are very similar to those found in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. On this very special terroir, some plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc planted over 80 years ago still produce perfectly ripe, healthy grapes. The hamlet of Potensac was already cited in the first edition of Féret for the special characteristics and longevity of its wines
The estate's Grand Vin's vineyards are located west of Ordonnac village. Its rows of vines grow on a double thalweg of gravelly-clay. They produce a very fine wine with tight texture, great richness and wonderful freshness. On the palate, the wine is pure and powerful, the tannins dense and spicy, and the finish of great depth with glorious aromas. Because of these qualities, Château Potensac is often considered to represent the pure Medoc style. It should be noted that Potensac was the only Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel of its appellation.
For top detail on this, the 2015, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the Chateau themselves. There's a fair smattering of French when you first opne it, but look down the page and it's all translated. There's also a wealth of reviews on this sheet.
Chateau Potensac, Medoc 2015 - fiche technique
Merlot 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 38%, Cabernet Franc 17%.
To quote Wine Spectator, "Pepper, savory and bay leaf notes lead the way, with a core of medium-weight cassis and cherry flavors. A tobacco hint and chalky minerality extend the finish, which has a pleasant austerity. A touch reticent in style, but will age well".