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Potensac 2020

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionMedoc
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

Produced by the Léoville Lascases team in the Northern Médoc near to Sociando Mallet, above St Estèphe, with maturation in 35% new oak. A second wine - La Chapelle de Potensac - is also made here.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2020PotensacBT5 \ 060195.001290/92 NM6021.66666666666792.0090.00Potensac0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Potensac was picked September 14–30 and matured in 20% new oak. It has a clean, pure black currant and blueberry nose, a little more opulent than usual, but well defined and demonstrating a bit more fruité, which it has occasionally lacked in some vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, and quite saline on the entry, with touches of black olive infusing the black fruit. A midweight with a lively, classically fashioned finish, this is a very commendable Potensac that should give 12–15 years of pleasure, but warrants 3–4 years in a cool, damp cellar. 2025 - 2036

90/92
Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2021

The 2020 Potensac is composed of 44% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 22% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with an alcohol of 14.05%, a pH of 3.63 and an IPT (tannins index) of 76. The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 29th and 30th of September, the Merlot from the 14th to the 26th of September, the Petit Verdot on the 29th of September and the Cabernet Franc on the 28th of September. With a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it offers up eager-to-please notes of fresh Bing cherries, redcurrants and black raspberries, plus hints of dried Provence herbs, dusty soil, wild mushrooms and tobacco leaf. The medium-bodied palate has a good concentration of red and black fruits with a chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing earthy. 2023 - 2032

88/90
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, May 2021

(44% M, 33% CS, 22% CF, 1% PV; 14% ABV; 20% new)
Fresh and lightly mineral; a very nice moderately rich balance, fresh in acidity, lightly tannic; elegant, restrained, light dry claret; dry-yet-ripe, with a good fruit core, lightly gravelly, moderate scope, and good length; not big, but harmonious, and an excellent mid-rank Left Bank Bordeaux. 2025–35+.

89/90
Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, May 2021
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