Bordeaux

2017 Potensac

$425.94
6 x 750ml
Lots of blackberries and currants, as well as violets and stone. Medium to full body. Creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise. A blend of 47% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 17% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Suckling

Lots of blackberries and currants, as well as violets and stone. Medium to full body. Creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise. A blend of 47% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 17% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Balanced and structured, this wine has plenty of ripe black fruits and attractive acidity. It is juicy, with a black currant flavor and a touch of Cabernet Franc perfume. Already delicious, it will develop quickly.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

This successful wine feels zippy and bright, with good fruit definition. I really like how this takes shape over the course of the palate, starting off with fresh, summery red fruits and slowly expanding through the palate to develop blackberry and hawthorn notes. It's not up to the standard of 2016, but sits between the '14 and '15 in my opinion. Enjoy that waft of coffee smoke on the finish. 54% of grand vin compared to 65% in 2016, so they were being extremely selective. 1% Petit Verdot makes up the blend. Drinking Window 2023 - 2035

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color and blended of 47% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Potensac reveals delicate, perfumed scents of roses, chocolate-covered cherries, spice box and mulberries with hints of wild sage and pencil lead. Medium-bodied, the palate exudes freshness with plenty of bright, crunchy black fruits, framed by grainy tannins, finishing with an herbal lift. Drinking Window : 2020 - 2032

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Ruby in color with a cedar wood soul and leafy green spirit, you’ll find bright red fruits assigned to the nose. Medium/full bodied and nearly approachable right now, the willing, accessible fruit displays a cheerful and zippy personality. The wine was produced from blending 47% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Fraise, framboise, sensiblement fruité, souple et élégant, beaucoup de gourmandise, de plénitude, c’est élégant, fin et pas mince. Délicieux.

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James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

Damson plum and red currant fruit is streaked with light charcoal and savory accents, ending with a tug of earth on the finish. A touch old-school, this should develop with a touch of cellaring. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2029. 20,833 cases made. — JM

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Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Potensac was picked 14 to 29 September, represents just 55% of the production this year and it was matured in 35% new oak. The bouquet gently unfolds with graphite-infused black fruit, a touch of iris developing with aeration. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is just a little green on the entry, though not under-ripe, armed with grippy tannin and a tarry, pencil lead-tinged finish that just needs to find more precision during the remainder of its élevage.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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