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2023 Château Potensac En Primeur

At £180 per dozen in bond, Potensac is the kind of wine you can pull out of your cellar to meet any occasion.  It routinely performs far above its classification and terroir, offering something of the glossy dark fruit and texture of Las Cases.  The 2022 was released at £246 per dozen, so this new release is very well-priced indeed.

Offered en primeur.  Landing spring 2026.

Magnums available with £20 ex-VAT bottling surcharge per six.  Please enquire for other formats.

All previous offers of 2023 Bordeaux can be found here.


Château Potensac

Producer Profile

Château Potensac

Château Potensac is a Cru Bourgeois in the Médoc.  It was rated 'Exceptionnel' in the original 2003 Cru Bourgeois classification.  Potensac takes its name from the hamlet of Potensac.  Owned by the Domaines Delon (owners of Léoville Las Cases, Clos du Marquis and Nénin), the estate has been in the Delon family for many years. 

Château Potensac's vineyards extend mainly over hilly mounds with a limestone subsoil covered with clay and gravel outcrops containing a high proportion of gravel ("graves"). These limestone soils are very similar to those found in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. On this terroir, some plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were planted over 80 years ago.  

RED 2023 Château Potensac 75cl £180 per case of 12 Château Potensac
2023 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Potensac is a solid effort, offering up aromas of dark berries, cherries, loamy soil and cigar wrapper, followed by a medium-bodied, fleshy palate that's taut and penetrating, with good depth at the core. 89-91 points" William Kelley,"The 2023 Potensac has a well-defined nose: predominantly black fruit, with touches of seaweed in the background. I warm to it more with acquaintance, and it gradually coheres. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a fine line of acidity. Silky-smooth in texture, you can tell that there is some quality new oak on the finish, which is simpatico with the fruit. It's a good, solid Potensac that will require three or four years in bottle. 90-92 points" Neal Martin,"Concentrated and intense, fragrant spicy notes of green peppercorn, liqourice root, smoked earth, freshly cut herbs and black tea. Plenty of lift, a little serious and austere, but this is a well balanced and enjoyable wine. Harvest Setepbmer 18 to 29, 20% new oak for ageing. No 2nd wine of Potensac since 2021, since they pulled out more than 20ha of vines to retain only the most high quality parts of the vineyard. 92 points""Beautiful dark fruit with purity and freshness. Medium- to full-bodied, seamless and compact. Outstanding quality of tannins, so fine and dense. It’s muscular and taut on the mid-palate. Lingering, too. Plenty of energy. Close to 2022. 93-94 points"

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