2010 Potensac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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NM 92 VN 91 WE 91 WS 90
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011

A blend of 48% Merlot 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc with 7.3% vin de presse delivering 13.9% alcohol this has a ripe blackberry nose with raspberry kirsch a touch of cassis and cedar all cloaked in warm...
VN 91

Vinous, April 2020

The 2010 Potensac has a high-toned, airy bouquet with balsamic and Hoisin infusing the black fruit. The palate is well defined with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. There is something just a little “Oriental”...
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

Firm and prominent yet dusty tannins show one side of the richness of the vintage. The other is the ripe, black fruits, with acidity in fine balance. This estate, under the same ownership as Léoville las Cases, is serious...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2013

Solid, if a bit chunky, with cocoa and ganache coating a core of black currant and blackberry fruit that hangs through the muscular finish, where a warm paving stone note rings out. A touch austere, but the stuffing is...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Medoc
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

This 2010 Potensac from the Bordeaux region of France is a remarkable wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of a Bordeaux blend. With its deep red color and enticing aromas, it is a true delight for the senses.

Upon first glance, the wine presents itself with a deep, garnet hue, hinting at its maturity and richness. The nose is filled with captivating scents of black currant, blackberry, and spring flowers, alongside underlying notes of cocoa, spice, and fresh-turned earth. These aromas create a symphony of fragrances that lure you in, inviting you to take a sip.

On the palate, the wine reveals its true character. It is solid and full-bodied, with a muscular structure that showcases the well-integrated tannins. The ripe, black fruits dominate the flavor profile, accompanied by hints of cedar, kirsch, and a touch of balsamic. The acidity is perfectly balanced, adding freshness and vibrancy to the wine. As you continue to savor each sip, a warm paving stone note emerges, adding depth and complexity to the overall experience.

The 2010 Potensac has received high praise from critics, further solidifying its reputation as an exceptional wine. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 90, describing it as solid and chunky, with a warm paving stone note in the muscular finish. Wine Enthusiast gave it a score of 91, highlighting the firm yet dusty tannins and the ripe black fruits in fine balance. Neal Martin's Wine Journal awarded it a score of 92, noting its complexity and well-defined finish.

This wine is truly a gem from the Potensac estate, which shares ownership with the esteemed Léoville las Cases. It is a wine that demands cellaring to fully appreciate its potential. Best enjoyed from 2014 through 2020, this Bordeaux blend has the stuffing and structure to age gracefully.

In conclusion, the 2010 Potensac is a wine that embodies the essence of Bordeaux. With its rich flavors, well-integrated tannins, and impressive complexity, it is a wine that will leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Potensac estate.