Medoc, Bordeaux, cork
Providing inspiring wine on a budget is always a challenge, so when I was bullied into organising the booze for dinner with a heap of my colleagues I thought it would be interesting to do a bit of a New World, Old World thing and open this next to an Aussie Cabernet. Chapelle de Potensac is the second label of Chateau Potensac from Bordeaux's Medoc. The wine is made of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest being Merlot and Cabernet Franc; it comes from the stellar 2005.
Chapelle de Potensac 2005 is a dark ruby colour. The nose isn't particularly intense, but there's an attractive whiff of mint, tobacco, mulberries and plums. The palate is a bit of a one horse race; there're plums and well more plums. There's a bit of tannin that helps to fill out the mouth, but my main issue with this wine is that it pulls up short; puff and it's gone. Uninspiring.
Visit winery website (if you're lucky).