1999 Château Potensac - 88pts
Cost: $40 (BC)
Date Tasted: February 18th, 2012
Tasting Notes: From the cellar. At 13 years of age this Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel classed blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the Médoc region of Bordeaux has matured gracefully and is still going strong. A round, blooming bouquet of lush blackberry fruit, cinnamon and clove aromas offers a smoky character on the nose that carries through to the dry, mellowed and well balanced palate.
Lighter in body than many wines from the Médoc, the Potensac delivers impressive age-related complexity and development for the classification. Proving that it is worth putting away some of your Cru Bourgeois wines to experience the unique characters that can only develop with a controlled and patient environment. Drink now-2014.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca