1997 Potensac, Médoc
Dark glowing crimson. Grunty, very concentrated. Arguably the miracle here is to find a wine from Jean-Hubert Delon under £20. And one you could actually think of drinking too. This should certainly appeal to classicists—especially those knowledgeable enough to know it’s related to the most expensive super second of all, Léoville Las Cases.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A soft, cedary, herbaceous, but pleasant, round, elegant style of wine, with berry and red currant fruit, and a smooth finish... (R)=P)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good ruby-red. Smoky aromas of plum and leather. Lush, smooth and gamey in the mouth, with a bit less stuffing to buffer its fairly ripe tannins.
A fruity and fresh red, with mineral, cherry and raspberry character. Medium body. Firm tannins and a crisp finish. (Web Only—2001)
This is made by the people at Léoville-Las Cases. It's a superb older Bordeaux for an extremely reasonable price. The latest in a recent string of wildly popular and affordable '97 vintage Bordeaux bargains. This wine will be great for another 10 years and it is delicious right now. Tons of ripe fruit and very rounded tannins. Buy a case, for sure. This is the best buy at K&L for mature red wine. (Clyde Beffa Jr., K&L Co-owner and Bordeaux buyer)