Chateau Potensac 2008

Chateau Potensac’s 2008 vintage sees a welcome return to form for this producer following the difficult 2007 vintage, reviewed here. To my mind, they remain a “go to” label for both quality and price.

The 2008 vintage opened to an aroma of fresh jube like fruit and oily popcorn, but settled quickly to reveal classic blackcurrant aromatics. It was the palate though that stood out. Medium to pronounced persistence of flavour was accompanied by young oak, medium acidity and fine grained tannins, giving a deeply flavoured expression of textured blackcurrant fruit. Highly recommended. 89 points

Abv: 13%
Price: $35
Website: Chateau Potensac
Tasted: December 2011

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