Just arrived! A couple of bottles of each vintage alongside single bottles of other vintages - a whole table of Potensac! Eager to get the corkscrew in action, I opened the two vintages that I now have multiple bottles of.
Back in the days Potensac consisted of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Up to date info here.
1995 Château Potensac
A fine, dark, steely nose with notes of dried plums, ripening black currants, graphite and warm stones. Touch of soya. A tad rigid, but in a nice way.
The taste is tight and seedy with notes of dry black currants, gravel, dry tobacco and chrushed rocks. A long, dry finish. Very good but should be drunk sooner than later.
88p (tasted 2019/11)
1996 Château Potensac
The 96 is another creature. Slow out of the gates it evolves for several hours, into a really fine wine. The nose is deep, spicy and concentrated with notes of dry nougat, ripe black currants, fir wood and a hint of mint. Very fine.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of a dried up blueberry pie, black currants leaves, graphite and chrushes rocks. Still some perky tannins. Very long and fine.
92p (tasted 2019/11)