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Château Potensac

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2018 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 91

Tobacco, cedar and smoke are paired with ripe, red berries that have a roundness in them this year. The wine is full-bodied and continues with its classic spirit. But with the 2018, you find more generosity than normal. Still, I would wait at least a decade before opening a bottle. The wine was produced from blending 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 90

Ruby in color with a cedar wood soul and leafy green spirit, you’ll find bright red fruits assigned to the nose. Medium/full bodied and nearly approachable right now, the willing, accessible fruit displays a cheerful and zippy personality. The wine was produced from blending 47% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

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2016 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 91

With a classic combination of cigar box, forest floor and cassis, the wine is full-bodied, tannic, firm and fresh, Structured to age, give it at least a decade for the wine to soften, developing complexities and softness.

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Dense, powerful, round and classic, this wine is ripe with character, weight, tannin and the structure to age. Best vintage of Potensac I've ever tasted.

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2015 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 90

Minty fresh, cedar, fennel and spicy red fruits bring you to a fresh, solid block or ripe tannins and juicy berries. Classic, but in a good way, this will need time to develop and soften.

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From a blend of 45% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.32% alcohol and will be aged in 1/3 new, French oak barrels. Offering up classic notes of earth, cedar and cassis, the wine is firm, structured, masculine and tannic. Give this old school wine a decade of age, before it begins to unfurl its secondary characteristics and starts to soften. The finish is fresh, with a nice licorice accent to the crisp, fresh cassis. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 89

Firm, young, fresh, with a forest floor, leaf, tobacco and red berry profile, the wine is firm, backwards and needs time to age and develop.

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From a blend of 40% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.25% alcohol. Offering notes of cassis and earth, this structured, tannic, powerful, masculine shows a firm, classic tannic profile that with a large amount of Merlot in the blend, will demand time in the cellar. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 87

Blending 66% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers hints of oak, cedar and cassis. Medium bodied with bright, sweet character, it ends with a tart, crisp and austere finish. 87-88 Pts

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2012 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 88

Wet forest, cedar and cassis, firm, bright and classic, with a tannic, crisp, cassis and cranberry note in the finish.

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Dominated by Merlot at 48% of the blend, followed by 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.47% alcohol and will aged in 33% new French oak. With dark color, the wine opens with herbs, cedar wood, wild strawberry and pepper. Full bodied, dense, tannic and strict, this powerful wine is packed with kirsch, cassis and acidity. It is going to need time to come together. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 86

Lean, with a bright, crisp, cassis and fresh, black raspberry, masculine leaning personality.

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From a blend of 52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 30% new oak. Reaching 13.5% alcohol, this brawny, powerful wine is packed with cassis. Structured and built to age, it will need time. 87-89 Pts

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2010 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 89

Cedar wood, tobacco and cassis scents lead to a full bodied, powerful, structured, classically styled Potensac with the ability to age and develop. This is a powerful, masculine, tannic, old school, classic style of wine that will appeal to some tasters more than others.

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Potensac Beefy in style, powerful and tannic,with a long bitter chocolate and cassis finish that is slightly marred by some dryness in the finish traditionally styled wine. 88-90

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2009 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 90

Tobacco, cigar box, spearmint and earthy red fruit scents open the wine. On the palate, the wine is firm, crisp, chewy and bright, with a sweet, cassis and cherry finish. This is starting to show well, but it needs another 3-5 years to show at its best.

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With gravel, smoke and cassis in the perfume, the wine is filled with layers of juicy, ripe cassis filled berries. Fresh, ripe and crunchy, this is my favorite vintage of Potensac.

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2008 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 88

Firm, solid, stern and with a sense of austerity, this is a good example of old school classic claret. The wine has concentration, and a liberal dose of cedar, tobacco, earth and cassis, which is still backed up with its tannic structure.

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2007 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 86

Metallic, with herbs, tobacco, cedar and red fruits, the firm for the vintage wine can be enjoyed today with some air. Structured and tannic for the vintage, this can take further cellaring.

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2006 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 88

Classic in style, tannic in manner and with a core of dark, red and black fruits, cedar and tobacco, the wine is four-square with its firm, tannic, hard profile. Still quite tannic, you are going to need to lay this down several more years before consumption.

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2005 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 88

Still young and holding on to its firm profile, the wine is powerful, tannic, classic, old school Bordeaux with a tannic, austere finish that demands time.

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Firm, masculine and structured, notes of tobacco, cassis, blackberry and earth shine through with effort. Full bodied and traditional in style, give this Haut Medoc another 3-5 more years.

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2004 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 87

Tobacco, earth, forest floor and hints of blackberry make up the perfume. The finish is all about the fresh cassis. Still tannic, time will help soften the dusty texture and add more complexity to this classic styled wine.

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2003 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 86

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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1996 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 89

Firm, strict, tannic, vibrant and full bodied, the nose is typical of an aged Left Bank wine, with its tobacco, cedar wood, red berry and wet, forest aromatics. At 20, this is still tannic, so I a guessing that will dissipate. If old school, classically, styled Bordeaux from the 1970's i your thing, you are going to like this wine more than I did.

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1990 Château Potensac  (Médoc) 88

Light berry, mushroom, tobacco and spice aromatics, an old school personality and a finish that ends with earth and berry flavors are the hall marks of this fully mature Bordeaux wine.

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