Monday, September 24, 2012

Chateau Potensac Medoc 1997

Grabbed this at K&L for $27. It's pretty cool that you can get well aged Bordeaux at K&L for less than you can buy the majority of new release California wines. And actually, for what it's worth, less than the current release 2009 of the same wine. Really, it's insane. In this particular instance, I wasn't that enamored with the wine. Certainly good, just not the fireworks that I was expecting. Frankly, the other 1997 Bordeaux we've recently had from K&L was a lot better, and cheaper too. Maybe this was a shitty bottle? Anyway, Chateau Potensac is owned by the Delon family, who are the same people that own Chateau Leoville-Las Cases. This particular wine took a bit to open up, before revealing mature Bordeaux aromas, spices, lead and red fruit along the lines of raspberry. Went great with the grass-fed strip steak with a red wine reduction (you can buy them in the freezer case at TJ's where they're $10 a pound...they're awesome), sauteed spinach, and quinoa with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. 

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