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Date Printed: 4/28/2015
Chateau Potensac  1996
Chateau Potensac 1996
(search item no. 102684)
older vintages
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/28/2015: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Potensac:

  • 2008 (search item no. 104169)

About Chateau Potensac:

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 Medoc. Because of this position, the site has been populated since ancient times. The name "Medoc" in fact comes from "medio aquae" which means "in the middle of the waters"…

Planted on the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district, the vineyards now extend over 84 hectares on a terroir where the typical characteristics of each grape variety express themselves very distinctly and give the wine superb ageing potential