Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 14 070
Lot 27
Potensac; Medoc; 1996; 11 (1 x 11); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 10 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 14 070

About this Item

Medoc, 1996
11 (1 x 11) 750ml
Château Potensac is one of the leading Cru Bourgeois estates located between the villages of Blaignan and Ordonnac in Médoc. With 50 hectares of vineyards Potensac is a large property. The estate has been in the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is situated on a high point of land in North Médoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times. The name ‘Médoc’ comes from ‘medio aquae’ which means ‘in the middle of the waters’. Planted on the best quality soils, the vineyards 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc) now extend over 60 hectares. During harvest, the grapes at are hand-picked and vinified in a combination concrete and stainless steel. The wine is matured in small oak barrels (20% new) for 14-16 months.

Critics Ratings

‘The 1996 Potensac is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc. This vintage has quite a reputation, indeed, at 20 years of age it stands up as one of the over-achievers of the vintage. It has a lively, very pure blackcurrant and bilberry-scented bouquet with crushed stone aromas, very youthful and backward. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, dense tarry black fruit tinged with cedar, a dash of spice towards the structured finish with a lingering saline aftertaste.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 90/100 (Oct 2016)

Provenance

Private Client


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