CHATEAU POTENSAC Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2008 Bottle
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Médoc | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Deep ruby, medium rim; the 2008 Potensac looks robust in the decanter with no sign of ageing. The first nose was of ripe, fresh blackcurrants, with other mixed, red fruits (from the 40% Cabernet Sauvignon mostly). Not plummy at all despite its 42% Merlot content, Chateau Potensac 2008 gives aromas of flowers, tea leaves and cool mint (from the Cab Franc of 18%). The palate is lightish with fresh cassis and cherry secondary to chewy tannins and minerality. The tannins are fairly smooth by now. Licoriced, finishes with a hint of spice and dark chocolate of over 10 second fruit length. Structured, with classic Bordeaux wine tastes. A medium-rare sirloin on a hot grill would be the ideal combination.