2022 Château Potensac, Cru Bourgeois Médoc

2022 Château Potensac, Cru Bourgeois Médoc

New release

Tasted April 2023. Potensac, owned and operated by the same team as Léoville-Las-Cases in St-Julien, often over delivers, and in 2022 this is definitely the case. The vineyards are in the north of the Médoc, and the result in 2022 is an expressive, powerful wine. Concentrated black plum, bramble and cherry, with spicy notes and lots of gravelly, stony quality. There's plenty of tannins, and they feel rustic and St-Estèphe in character at the moment, but this is setting this Potensac up for a long life in bottle, where the concentration and density will develop beautifully.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    43% Cabernet Sauvignon
    36.5% Merlot
    19.5% Cabernet Franc
    1% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2045info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

Balance and depth to the fruit. This must be the most concentrated Potensac that I have tasted En Primeur, but you can pick out individual characters of sweet blackberry puree, slate, liquorice root, firm tannins, almost drying on the finish but there is juice and the cold ash aspect that is such a lovely sign of Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel. One to look out for. You needed the expertise of consutlant Eric Boissenot with press wine I imagine in this kind of vintage, and it works well here. No 2nd wine now here as of this vintage, back to keeping things simple. No Chapelle de Potensac this year. Tasted twice.

Jane Anson, janeanson.com (May 2023)

The 2022 Château Potensac is based on 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a splash of Petit Verdot. It has lots of ripe blue fruits, graphite, and gravelly earth to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. It's a big, rich, tannic Potensac that's going to be long lived. I suspect 3-5 years of bottle age will be warranted here.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (May 2023)

Polished and refined with a deep core of ripe berries with walnut undertones. Medium- to full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins and a lingering finish. Deep and complex.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2023)

The 2022 Potensac is super-expressive right out of the gate. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice, and gravel are all beautifully delineated. Pliant and beautifully layered, the 2022 marries density and vibrancy to great effect. There’s quite a bit of tannin, but also enough fruit to balance things out. The 2022 is a serious Potensac, that is for sure. Once again, Jean-Hubert Delon and his team made a Médoc that overdelivers big time.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2023)

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