2005 Potensac, Médoc (1.5L)
*Barrel Sample* This wine has fine tannins that are relatively soft, with good acidity and dryness. It's not powerful, but with its fine black currant flavor and ripe fruit it shows great style.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A superb value for Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Moreover, it will age very well for 10-15 years. Very impressive! (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Very ripe, sweet aromas of plum, mocha and bitter chocolate. Unusually sweet and supple for this wine, with lovely depth and volume to its cassis and chocolate flavors. Very St. Estephe in style. Finishes powerful, sweet and long, with the unusually fine tannins arriving late. An outstanding performance for this chateau. (ST)
Mid purplish crimson. A little vegy but well judged and very good value. Solid but just coming round.
Balanced and very pretty, with blackberry, licorice and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a medium finish.
K&L's barrel tasting notes: 41% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 19% Cabernet Franc. Reserved nose. Big and rich with tannins evident. A little rustic but sweet overall. Tasted three times. Deep and rich with licorice spice and dark fruits.* (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)