Looking Backward/Looking Forward: 2000 vs 2001 Bordeaux (Sep 2021)

The 2001 Potensac has a clean, fresh bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and cedar scents, just a touch of mint emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, quite firm and structured but pleasingly fresh after 20 years. Perusing an old note from 2007, I see that I was scathing in my review, but this solid, dense Potensac has held up well.