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.
A powerful, tannic structure supports a very impressive, fleshy cassis fruit with an excellent balancing freshness.
Delicious with grilled meats, especially rib eye, Chateaubriand or sirloin steak - plainly cooked and partnered simply. Also try it with beef casserole or roast chicken for a Sunday treat.
Spectator Life, 2019: the best Bordeaux wines to try this Spring - "I sometimes find Potensac in its youth to be rather hard work but this is so lovely, you could easily drink it now especially with a nice bit of lamb. This is a serious wine at a bargain price. If you like a classic Medoc, you will love this."