Brief notes of excellent wines at Christine and John's (Wellington, New Zealand): The identity of the Potel was a surprise, both as to house and climat, we picked it as a Chambolle. Aromas of delicate black berry fruits, a fine structure with refined acids and a very long finish. The oak seemed well matched to the dense Grand Cru fruit weight and well integrated. Drinking very well now, the rich, complex flavours would develop with further time in the cellar, I'd imagine. Very impressive. By some margin, the best Potel I've ever had.
Decanted for about 45 minutes and served to reveal very attractive black fruits that are classic Bonnes-Mares elements. Sadly, as it opened further it only deteriorated by losing its fruit - clearly from the excessive oak used by Potel which will ruin any wine, no matter how good it starts.
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