2003 Château Potensac Médoc Wine Tasting Note


2003 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 89

Firm, classic styled wine not showing the heat like most wines from the vintage. Earthy with lots of cedar, tobacco leaf, mushroom, cigar box and currants, the medium-bodied wine is fully ready to go.

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Tobacco, wet earth, cigar box and blackberry notes open to a big wine that offers some fruit, without much complexity and a stern, drying finish.

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Potensac2 Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Potensac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Potensac is not much fun to drink young, due to its tannins, and masculine style. The wine can be decanted for an average of 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Potensac is usually better with at least 5-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 7-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Potensac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Potensac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau Potensac is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Potensac is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.