Potensac

Among the most well regarded Cru Bourgeois in the lower Medoc, Chateau Potensac benefits from the expert attention and savoir faire of the prestigious Delon family (Leoville Las-Cases). The wines from Potensac are classic Boredeaux among the longest-lived in the appellation with good vintages capable of aging well for 20 years or more.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Chapelle de Potensac 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £128.87
2017

Chapelle de Potensac 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 - Inc. VAT: £128.87
Potensac 1996 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.80
1996

Potensac 1996 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The 1996 Potensac is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. This vintage has quite a reputation, indeed, at 20 years of age it stands up as one of the over-achievers of the vintage. It has a lively, very pure blackcurrant and bilberry-scented bouquet with crushed stone aromas, very youthful and backward. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dense tarry black fruit tinged with cedar, a dash of spice towards the structured finish with a lingering saline aftertaste. It will easily give another 10-15 years of drinking pleasure.
As per photos ,1654881 - NOT SIB: Repack, stained labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.80
Potensac 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £585.34
2000

Potensac 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89-91)

Racy. Ripe plum, with plenty of tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Score range: 89-91
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89-91 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £585.34
Potensac 2001 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £582.00
2001

Potensac 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Impressive nose of meaty fruit and spices with ripe fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty of blackberry and currant character. Enticing. Hints of barley. I like this better than the 2000. Best after 2007. -JS
As per photos ,1906368 - Damaged Cap ( bt 12) Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £582.00
Potensac 2001 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £136.80
2001

Potensac 2001 (2x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Impressive nose of meaty fruit and spices with ripe fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty of blackberry and currant character. Enticing. Hints of barley. I like this better than the 2000. Best after 2007. -JS
As per photos ,1875230 - Repack Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £136.80
Potensac 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £328.80
2003

Potensac 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

Managed by Jean-Hubert Delon of Léoville Las Cases, this is without equal in the Medoc appellation. It shows breeding, depth of flavor, beautifully crafted tannins and fine, rich fruit without the overripeness so characteristic of 2003. With its structure, acidity and delicious fruit, this will age as well as any wine from a more classy appellation.
As per photos ,1942991 Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £328.80
Potensac 2007 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £471.34
2007

Potensac 2007 (6x150cl)

Wine Enthusiast (90)

There is good density here, with impressive tannins and very dry core of structure. The wine has weight, with cranberry and red berry flavors shining through. Always, the freshness is right up front.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x150cl 2 90 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £471.34
Potensac 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £407.74
2009

Potensac 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92)

Blueberry and blackberry, with hints of sliced mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft textured finish. Best Potensac in years. Better in 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 6 92 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £407.74
Potensac 2011 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £341.74
2011

Potensac 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (91)

Coming from the same stable as Léoville las Cases in Saint-Julien, the wine is finely structured with firm tannins and dark fruit. Rich plum flavors are counterbalanced by solid tannins. It needs to age, so drink from 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £341.74
Potensac 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £182.87
2012

Potensac 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Potensac surpassed my expectations from barrel, because as I stated back then, it has developed more flesh to counterbalance those prenatal hard tannins. It has an attractive if unspectacular raspberry, strawberry and tobacco-scented bouquet, quite closed at first, opaque, but opening with several minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe blackberry fruit laced with tobacco and sea salt. I appreciate the finish here. There is satisfying substance, a gentle grip and a classic pencil lead, almost Pauillac-like finish. Enjoy this upstanding Médoc from Jean-Hubert Delon over the next 10-12 years. Tasted January 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £182.87
Potensac 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £185.27
2014

Potensac 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (90)

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
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 90 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £185.27
Potensac 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £326.14
2016

Potensac 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

What a racy and focused Potensac with wonderful density and finesse as well as a firm and polished tannins that hold the whole thing together. A beautiful, reasoned young red. One of best Potensacs in a long time.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 7 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £326.14
Potensac 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £302.14
2017

Potensac 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (91)

This successful wine feels zippy and bright, with good fruit definition. I really like how this takes shape over the course of the palate, starting off with fresh, summery red fruits and slowly expanding through the palate to develop blackberry and hawthorn notes. It's not up to the standard of 2016, but sits between the '14 and '15 in my opinion. Enjoy that waft of coffee smoke on the finish. 54% of grand vin compared to 65% in 2016, so they were being extremely selective. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 91 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £302.14
Potensac 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £388.54
2018

Potensac 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93+)

The 2018 Château Potensac sports a saturated purple color as well as a Cabernet-dominated nose of blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco, and earth. This beauty is full-bodied and concentrated, with notable freshness balancing terrific ripeness. It’s going to evolve nicely for two decades. The blend is 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, still aging in 35% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91-93+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £388.54
Potensac 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £199.67
2018

Potensac 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93+)

The 2018 Château Potensac sports a saturated purple color as well as a Cabernet-dominated nose of blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco, and earth. This beauty is full-bodied and concentrated, with notable freshness balancing terrific ripeness. It’s going to evolve nicely for two decades. The blend is 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, still aging in 35% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 40 91-93+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £199.67
Potensac 2020 (6x75cl)

£83 - £98

2020

Potensac 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (90-92)

The 2020 Potensac is quite delicate and finessed, with bright acids that lend a real sense of energy. Expressive floral accents from the Cabernet Franc (a bit elevated in 2020) add aromatic presence to balance things out. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, sage and rose petals linger on the delineated, precise finish.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£83 - £98

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Chapelle de Potensac 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £94.00
2017

Chapelle de Potensac 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 3 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 - In Bond: £94.00
Potensac 1996 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £104.00
1996

Potensac 1996 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The 1996 Potensac is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. This vintage has quite a reputation, indeed, at 20 years of age it stands up as one of the over-achievers of the vintage. It has a lively, very pure blackcurrant and bilberry-scented bouquet with crushed stone aromas, very youthful and backward. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dense tarry black fruit tinged with cedar, a dash of spice towards the structured finish with a lingering saline aftertaste. It will easily give another 10-15 years of drinking pleasure.
As per photos ,1654881 - NOT SIB: Repack, stained labels Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £104.00
Potensac 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £461.00
2000

Potensac 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89-91)

Racy. Ripe plum, with plenty of tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Score range: 89-91
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89-91 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £461.00
Potensac 2001 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £485.00
2001

Potensac 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Impressive nose of meaty fruit and spices with ripe fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty of blackberry and currant character. Enticing. Hints of barley. I like this better than the 2000. Best after 2007. -JS
As per photos ,1906368 - Damaged Cap ( bt 12) Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £485.00
Potensac 2001 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £114.00
2001

Potensac 2001 (2x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Impressive nose of meaty fruit and spices with ripe fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty of blackberry and currant character. Enticing. Hints of barley. I like this better than the 2000. Best after 2007. -JS
As per photos ,1875230 - Repack Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £114.00
Potensac 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £274.00
2003

Potensac 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

Managed by Jean-Hubert Delon of Léoville Las Cases, this is without equal in the Medoc appellation. It shows breeding, depth of flavor, beautifully crafted tannins and fine, rich fruit without the overripeness so characteristic of 2003. With its structure, acidity and delicious fruit, this will age as well as any wine from a more classy appellation.
As per photos ,1942991 Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 93 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £274.00
Potensac 2007 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £366.00
2007

Potensac 2007 (6x150cl)

Wine Enthusiast (90)

There is good density here, with impressive tannins and very dry core of structure. The wine has weight, with cranberry and red berry flavors shining through. Always, the freshness is right up front.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x150cl 2 90 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £366.00
Potensac 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £313.00
2009

Potensac 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (92)

Blueberry and blackberry, with hints of sliced mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft textured finish. Best Potensac in years. Better in 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 6 92 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £313.00
Potensac 2011 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £258.00
2011

Potensac 2011 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (91)

Coming from the same stable as Léoville las Cases in Saint-Julien, the wine is finely structured with firm tannins and dark fruit. Rich plum flavors are counterbalanced by solid tannins. It needs to age, so drink from 2018.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £258.00
Potensac 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £139.00
2012

Potensac 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Potensac surpassed my expectations from barrel, because as I stated back then, it has developed more flesh to counterbalance those prenatal hard tannins. It has an attractive if unspectacular raspberry, strawberry and tobacco-scented bouquet, quite closed at first, opaque, but opening with several minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe blackberry fruit laced with tobacco and sea salt. I appreciate the finish here. There is satisfying substance, a gentle grip and a classic pencil lead, almost Pauillac-like finish. Enjoy this upstanding Médoc from Jean-Hubert Delon over the next 10-12 years. Tasted January 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £139.00
Potensac 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £141.00
2014

Potensac 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (90)

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
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 90 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £141.00
Potensac 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £245.00
2016

Potensac 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (93-94)

What a racy and focused Potensac with wonderful density and finesse as well as a firm and polished tannins that hold the whole thing together. A beautiful, reasoned young red. One of best Potensacs in a long time.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 7 93-94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £245.00
Potensac 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £225.00
2017

Potensac 2017 (12x75cl)

Decanter (91)

This successful wine feels zippy and bright, with good fruit definition. I really like how this takes shape over the course of the palate, starting off with fresh, summery red fruits and slowly expanding through the palate to develop blackberry and hawthorn notes. It's not up to the standard of 2016, but sits between the '14 and '15 in my opinion. Enjoy that waft of coffee smoke on the finish. 54% of grand vin compared to 65% in 2016, so they were being extremely selective. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 8 91 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £225.00
Potensac 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £297.00
2018

Potensac 2018 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93+)

The 2018 Château Potensac sports a saturated purple color as well as a Cabernet-dominated nose of blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco, and earth. This beauty is full-bodied and concentrated, with notable freshness balancing terrific ripeness. It’s going to evolve nicely for two decades. The blend is 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, still aging in 35% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 91-93+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £297.00
Potensac 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £153.00
2018

Potensac 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (91-93+)

The 2018 Château Potensac sports a saturated purple color as well as a Cabernet-dominated nose of blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco, and earth. This beauty is full-bodied and concentrated, with notable freshness balancing terrific ripeness. It’s going to evolve nicely for two decades. The blend is 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, still aging in 35% new oak.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 40 91-93+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £153.00
Potensac 2020 (6x75cl)

£83 - £98

2020

Potensac 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (90-92)

The 2020 Potensac is quite delicate and finessed, with bright acids that lend a real sense of energy. Expressive floral accents from the Cabernet Franc (a bit elevated in 2020) add aromatic presence to balance things out. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, sage and rose petals linger on the delineated, precise finish.

Bordeaux 6x75cl - 90-92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description

£83 - £98

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later

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