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2012 Cru Bourgeois Médoc

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Médoc
Classification Cru Bourgeois
ABV 13.5%

Purple to black. Significantly riper nose than the second wine - very dark Médoc Cabernet expression. Classic balance. Dense and classical old-style Médoc done with panache. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2013)

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The 2012 Potensac is a blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc cropped 44hl/ha and raised in one-third new oak. It has a lifted, quite floral bouquet with subtle seaweed notes infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a tough, slightly brutish entry. There is good structure here and certainly very crisp, citric acidity, but it needs to develop more flesh on the finish. Rating: 86-88 Neal Martin, 2013)

A Médoc red that has outperformed its lowly appellation, as it nearly always does, this is a serious claret, albeit one showing more Merlot than usual. Very perfumed, with sweet, toasty oak, some liquorice and cassis and a long finish. The tannins are a little firm, but should soften in bottle. Drink: 2018-28. Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, 2013)

Château Potensac

Château Potensac is owned by the Delon family, owners of Léoville-Las Cases and Nénin. Potensac belies its humble Cru Bourgeois status and regularly outperforms its more illustrious neighbours.

The vineyards of Potensac are located in Ordonnac in Médoc. The blend is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with approximately 40% Merlot and Cabernet Franc combined.

Yields are severely restricted to around 35 hl/ha (hectolitres per hectare) and rigorous selection for the 'grand vin' consigns roughly 35% of the harvest to the second wine, named Château Lassalle. Michel and Jean-Hubert Delon do not filter their wines as they prefer the more caring approach of fining with egg whites.

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