Produced by Domaines Delon, the property has belonged to the same family since time immemorial and has always been handed down by women. The current owner, Jean-Hubert Delon, inherited the property of his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. Although close to the river, Potensac is situated on a high ground in North Medoc.
The 2012 Potensac surpassed my expectations from barrel, because as I stated back then, it has developed more flesh to counterbalance those prenatal hard tannins. It has an attractive if unspectacular raspberry, strawberry and tobacco-scented bouquet, quite closed at first, opaque, but opening with several minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe blackberry fruit laced with tobacco and sea salt. I appreciate the finish here. There is satisfying substance, a gentle grip and a classic pencil lead, almost Pauillac-like finish. Enjoy this upstanding Médoc from Jean-Hubert Delon over the next 10-12 years. Tasted January 2016. [90/100, Neal Martin, October 2016, robertparker.com]