2010 Potensac



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Average critic rating : 89.22 points

88

88

The 2010 is a winner again and a sleeper of the vintage. A blend of 52% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest a whopping 21% Cabernet Franc (which is unusual in this part of Bordeaux) has loads of cedar, wood, sweet cherries, some damp earth and a hint of strawberry liqueur in a medium-bodied, elegant style meant for consuming over the next decade or more. ||Leave it to Jean-Hubert Delon to make a second wine from his northern frontier territory of Potensac, for decades one of the most reliable and value-priced wines of Bordeaux. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

89-91

89-91

The Potensac ’10 is a blend of 42% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot including 9.3% vin de presse. It offers 13.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.55. There is just a slight sense of sur-maturité on the nose perhaps from the Merlot, just a hint of prune. Not over the top but it is just there. The palate is full-bodied with succulent grippy tannins...a huge Potensac that is redeemed but very silky finish. Long in the mouth, one of the few 2010’s that actually reminds me of the 2009. Tasted March 2010. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

91-92

91-92

This is one of the fruitiest Potensacs that I remember, with loads of blueberry and currants. Full and velvety. Plenty going on underneath.jamessuckling.com

90-93

90-93

Very primal, with cassis and violet running from start to finish, backed by a lightly chalky, slightly tight finish. Shows the austere side of the vintage, but has admirable length. Tasted non-blind. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

16

16

Very dark crimson. Rich and scented and very ripe black fruit on the nose. Loose texture – much more so than I would have imagined for this property in 2010 – with tightening tannins only on the very end. Almost painful levels of tannin and acidity on the finish. Bit of a trial to taste at this stage. Were stones macerated in the fermentation vat? A lesson in austerity. jancisrobinson.com

16.5

16.5

Dense blackcurrant fruit, still backward, but much more class than its Médoc neighbours and a very good future. Drink 2015-25. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

88-90

88-90

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. winecellarinsider.com

84-86

84-86

The wine offers vibrant plums and a freshness on the nose but on the palate, the tannins are tough and chewy. The high acidity adds to the astringency and the finish is dry and relatively short. Disappointing given how successful Potensac was in 2009. asianpalate.com

16

16

Bright nose of plum and briary fruit. Chewy and firm but with nice underlying fruit. Classic one might say but in the nicest sense.



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