2015 Potensac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 92 JS 92 JL 90 VN 90 WE 90 WS 90
DC 92


One might have expected Potensac to have produced an intimidating wine in this fine vintage, but it’s actually quite accessible and fluid. The nose is sweet and ripe, with elegant cherry and blackcurrant aromas. The...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

A clarity and transparency to this pretty red with currant, lemon-peel and lemon-grass character. Full body, very fine tannins and a pretty texture. Precise wine. Drink or hold.
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

Minty fresh, cedar, fennel and spicy red fruits bring you to a fresh, solid block or ripe tannins and juicy berries. Classic, but in a good way, this will need time to develop and soften. Read more...
VN 90

Vinous, July 2019

The 2015 Potensac has a crisp, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, autumn leaves and light sandalwood aromas, just a touch of black tea in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip, quite harmonious...
WE 90

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018

While this wine has plenty of ripe tannins, the delicious blackberry fruit speaks loudest. Ripe, full and with a fine line of acidity, it is gently structured and likely to age well. Drink this fruity wine from 2023.
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2018

Pepper, savory and bay leaf notes lead the way, with a core of medium-weight cassis and cherry flavors. A tobacco hint and chalky minerality extend the finish, which has a pleasant austerity. A touch reticent in style...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Medoc
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Potensac Bordeaux Blend from France is a wine that embodies elegance and finesse. With a deep red color, this wine is visually striking and enticing. It is made from a blend of Bordeaux varietals, showcasing the best of the region's terroir.

On the nose, the wine offers a captivating bouquet of blackberry, cherry, and cassis. There are also intriguing notes of pepper, savory herbs, and bay leaf, adding complexity and depth. As you delve deeper into the wine, you may also pick up hints of tobacco and chalky minerality, further enhancing the aromatic experience.

The palate of this Potensac is medium-bodied, with a well-defined structure and a gentle grip. The flavors of cassis and cherry shine through, accompanied by a touch of black tea. The wine is harmonious and balanced, with a pleasant austerity that promises aging potential.

Several esteemed wine publications have praised the 2015 Potensac. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 90 points, noting its medium-weight flavors and chalky minerality. James Suckling also lauded this wine with a score of 92 points, highlighting its clarity, fine tannins, and pretty texture. Vinous gave it a score of 90 points, commending its crispness and well-defined character. Wine Enthusiast awarded it 90 points as well, emphasizing its ripe blackberry fruit and structured acidity. Decanter praised its accessibility, complexity, and length, giving it a score of 92 points. Finally, Jeff Leve described it as classic, with minty freshness, cedar, and spicy red fruits, and predicted that it would develop and soften over time.

With an alcohol content of 13.5%, this wine is well-balanced and showcases the true essence of the Bordeaux region. It is recommended to enjoy this wine from 2020 through 2028, allowing its flavors and aromas to fully evolve. Whether you choose to savor it now or cellar it for future enjoyment, the 2015 Potensac is a wine that will delight and impress.