Persons-in-charge: Bill and Euge
After the Watson’s Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux tasting 2 weeks ago, I was still thirsting for more claret. I didn’t feel like shelling out $500 minimum for a bottle of 5th growth though, so we ventured into the realm of the cru bourgeois- Chateau Potensac, and boy were we impressed.
We had 1999 and 2005 vintages side by side. They were both delicious in their own right. We utterly enjoyed the wines. The nose of 2005 was elegant and complex, while the fruit and alcohol were powerful but not overwhelming. Most of us preferred the 1999 vintage, earthy with currants and chocolate notes. For both wines, the tannins were very pronounced, but that was not a put-off. The wines felt like crushed silk on your palette, sultry, textural and comforting all at the same time.
Actions speak louder than words: The wines were so yummy we skipped class and bought another case… Seriously good stuff.
Vino 1 Chateau Potensac 1999 Medoc, $298 Mayfair Fine Wines
Vino 2 Chateau Potensac 2005 Medoc, $250 Mayfair Fine Wines