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Chateau Potensac 2016

Chateau Potensac 2016
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    An elegant red wine from the Medoc

    Chateau Potensac is produced in the Medoc appellation. The vineyard is 84 hectares, with vines around 38 years old. The soil is a mixture of clay and gravel on a bed of limestone. 2016 is a blend of Merlot (44%), Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Cabernet Franc (15%) & Petit Verdot (2%).

    The weather in 2016 was very complicated to handle. It rained heavily from January to March, creating water reserves. The mild weather of March promoted early budbreak. April was cool and rainy and slowed down development. After mid-June the summer became very hot and dry. Relief came in mid-September with rain allowing the grapes to finish maturing. Harvest took place from October 5th to 19th.

    Chateau Potensac 2016 was able to fully express the potential hidden in their grapes, in spite of difficult weather. Merlot's density and softness are immediately recognizable, while the Cabernet Franc adds aromatic complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon, shows power and roundness. A concentrated, elegant wine that should mature perfectly. Very good potential for aging.

    Parker : 90 / 100
    J. Suckling : 94 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Blended of 44% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Potensac features chocolate box and Sichuan pepper scents with a core of cassis, warm blackberries, kirsch and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, it has a great core of expressive black fruits, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with a red fruit lift.
    BordeauxMedoc
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92

    Wine Spectator
    89

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Medoc

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Potensac

    Parker
    90

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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