Château de Potensac 2012 Médoc Bordeaux
Tasting note: A major sleeper of the vintage, the 2012 Potensac is composed of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by scents of dusty, earthy, black currant, black cherry, licorice and cedar characteristics. Medium-bodied, rich, fruity and lush, it was harvested between October 3-17, and achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. This cuvee is usually a great value, so consumers take note. The 2012 should last for 6-10 years. Robert Parker
Food pairing: Will do well with any red meats grilled, cheese...
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 48% Cabernet Franc 19% (specific to this vintage)
Harvest: The vintage 2012 was characterised by a slow, late growth cycle due to a very cool and wet spring. The budburst was spread out over time and created a variation in the stages of development that was to be partially evened out by the dry, sunny period that began in mid-July.
Location: Bordeaux France - Médoc
Size of the vineyard: 90 hectares around the Château
Terroir / Soil: Very deep coarse gravel
Owner: M. François-Xavier BORIE Cellar Master
Name: Château Potensac 2012 Médoc Bordeaux
Area: médoc bordeaux (see Map)
- 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. The name "Medoc" in fact comes from "medio aquae" which means "in the middle of the waters"
Planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 84 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety express themselves very distinctly and give the wine superb ageing potential.