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Chateau Potensac 2021
Château: Chateau Potensac 2021

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James Suckling 90-91

A fine-tannined second wine with currant and berry character, medium body and a fresh finish. A Little one-dimensional, but shows focus.

Decanter 89/100

Supple, lively and fruity, with chalky tannins and a push of blackcurrant and plum fruit. It's cooling on the palate, good freshness and density while still having a refinement and light touch. A lovely example from the Médoc with creamy tones coming in on the mid-palate. Focused and well worked. Great for easy and enjoyable drinking. Tasted twice. 3.54pH. Ageing in 20% new barrels. Georgie Hindle

Wine Advocate 89/100

A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and an unusually high 23% Cabernet France, the 2021 Potensac offers up attractive aromas of cassis, loamy soil, wilted rose petals and pipe tobacco. Medium-bodied, supple and lively, with ripe, powdery tannins and a saline finish, it's a charming, perfumed rendition of this Médoc estate. Tasted three times. William Kelley

Vinous 89/100

The 2021 Potensac was picked September 29 through October 13 and contains the highest-ever percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). Aged in 20% new oak, it has a light blackberry and raspberry nose with touches of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied, though clearly lighter and airier than recent vintages, and displays slight attenuation on the finish. Two bottles tasted, the second at the château showing slightly better. (13.10% alcohol) Neal Martin