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Château Potensac - Médoc - Rouge - 2011


Country / Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2011

Name: AOP Médoc

Grape variety: 52% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon & 14% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 13 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Domaine rated 1 star in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2024 (RVF)
3-star rating in Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2023


The 2011 Château Potensac Médoc red wine is arriving at the perfect moment, having matured beautifully and now ready to be savored. It presents aromatic notes of stewed red berries and licorice, indicative of its graceful aging. On the palate, the wine offers a delightful velvety texture, boasting concentrated flavors in an approachable style. It's ideally paired with red meats or even just grilled game. This is a classic wine that impresses with its soft tannins and the harmony between the oak and fruit notes. It's advisable to decant before serving. Rated 92/100 by the Selection Committee.


Harvested by hand. Traditional vinification. Aged in barrels.


Deep dark red.


After aeration, notes of macerated red fruit are revealed, along with subtle liquorice notes and signs of positive evolution.


Velvety structure and a fine concentration of substance in this 2011 vintage, a classic wine pleasing for its balance and full-bodied persistence.


Serve between 14 and 16°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Rack of lamb with herb crust, grilled or roasted red meats, venison in sauce.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2031 and beyond for enthusiasts

Owned by the Delon family, Château Potensac is regarded as the younger sibling of Château Léoville-Las-Cases. Benefitting from the same winemaking teams as the Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien, the estate has now become one of the leading names in the Médoc appellation.