Chateau Potensac 2000


Deep ruby; tight rim. Pretty rose tones—a good fruit profile with a fresh raspberry, strawberry, mint and tobacco scented bouquet. The nose reflects the palate with weight, intensity, concentration and density for the class. Dry tannins are well balanced and ageing well. Some complexities from the mix of varietals from 46% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmenere, and 1% P Petit Verdot. High-quality, fruity vintage for Potensac. Classic Bordeaux four-square style; 13.5% ABV. A charming medium-bodied bottle that drinks on and on. This property is owned by the Delon family (Léoville-Las-Cases) and is a powerful wine that will outlive most all wines in its class.


Decanter awards it 92 POints and writes, "After almost 20 years, the colour is only showing slight evolution. The nose is fragrant and charming, with blackcurrant aromas. Hefty in its youth, it has become supple and graceful, with lift and charm, though it still has the Potensac tannic backbone. Ready, but no rush to drink. (SB) (3/2020)"