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Château Potensac Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

$39.99

The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux at the World's Fair pet project of Napoleon III was a high-water mark for France. It was the first major example of categorization of wine estates and regions, and inevitably led to the appellation system of the next century. But by the time Louis-Napoleon led the nation to disaster against Prussia 15 years later, there were other insidious agents afoot in the vineyards of France. The louse Phylloxera could only survive the Atlantic crossing with the advent of the steamship. The Great French Wine Blight would be an earth-shaking flashpoint in wine history.

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Ratings on Delectable

Connor Smith

When the 1855 World's Fair convened in Bordeaux, it was a high water mark for Napoleon III's France. Among the attractions was a classification of the city's most esteemed wine estates. It was one of the first major example of categorization of wine estates and regions, and embedded in stone some of the most famous names in wine: Latour, Lafite, Yquem. But the happy days were not to last - by the time Napoleon III led the nation into disaster against Prussia 15 years later, there were invisible, insidious agents afoot in the vineyards of France. The louse Phylloxera could only survive the trans-Atlantic crossing with the advent of the steamship. First recorded in the Languedoc in the early 1860s, it was assaulting unclassified and First Growth alike by 1875. The Great French Wine Blight would be prove to be perhaps the most earth-shaking flashpoint in modern wine history. (This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)

When the 1855 World's Fair convened in Bordeaux, it was a high water mark for Napoleon III's France. Among the attractions was a classification of the city's most esteemed wine estates. It was one of the first major example of categorization of wine estates and regions, and embedded in stone some of the most famous names in wine: Latour, Lafite, Yquem. But the happy days were not to last - by the time Napoleon III led the nation into disaster against Prussia 15 years later, there were invisible, insidious agents afoot in the vineyards of France. The louse Phylloxera could only survive the trans-Atlantic crossing with the advent of the steamship. First recorded in the Languedoc in the early 1860s, it was assaulting unclassified and First Growth alike by 1875. The Great French Wine Blight would be prove to be perhaps the most earth-shaking flashpoint in modern wine history. (This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured)

8.6

Vito Polosa

Woodsy, plum and grappa, riper kirsh, edgy finish

Woodsy, plum and grappa, riper kirsh, edgy finish

8.9

Martin Davies

Nice but a little young/modern for me.

Nice but a little young/modern for me.

8.7

Kevin Yen

2013/3 @An-Fu Rd for Yang Qi birthday party

2013/3 @An-Fu Rd for Yang Qi birthday party

9.6

Benni Piron

Potensac 2006. 21,00@carrefour.

Potensac 2006. 21,00@carrefour.

8.5

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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