2008 Potensac, Médoc (Pre-Arrival)
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Structured, direct, not heavy, the fruit very forward, powered by red berries. The wine has an atrractive open character, rich and fresh at the same time." (04/11) According to Robert Parker: "Perhaps the finest Potensac made since the 1982, the 2008 is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage. Harvested between October 4-16, this blend of 42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Cabernet Franc was fashioned from modest yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare. While lacking the prestige of a grand cru classe, it offers an amazing display of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of earth and spice. Good purity, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, a seamless balance, ripe tannins, and fresh acids result in an amazing wine that should sell for a song. It should evolve for a decade or more." (04/09) According to Decanter: "Black-red, smoky and fleshy Cabernet fruit, dense and well-extracted, firm structure, very good length. Drink 2014-20." K&L's notes - *½ 42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc. 13.2% ABV. Blackish color. This wine tastes fabulous already. Vanilla oak aromas and lots of sweet fruit on the palate. Sweeter than usual with great balance. Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.