About the Wine
Chateau Nenin is located on the “Right Bank” of Bordeaux, in the Pomerol appellation, was formerly owned by the Despujol Family since 1847. But in 1997 it became the property of the Delon Family. The family has deep roots and experience in Bordeaux, they were owners of Chateau Leoville Las Cases in St. Julien appellation and Chateau Potensac located in Haut Médoc. 2016 is a vintage for the cellars, with layers of depth and structure that will last decades. That being said, with Michel Roland consulting you can guarantee that this wine is delicious now if you are looking for a wine that really packs a punch.
In 1999 they expanded the estate by purchasing 4 hectares of vineyard from Chateau Certan Giraud. Later in 2004, a restructuring of the winery was carried out; from the vineyard to the cellar. The cellar was extended and renewed with modern equipment. And to finish this magnificent renovation, they built a new vat room with state-of-the-art equipment.
Chateau Nenin has 32 ha of planted vineyard: 78% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alluvial soils composed of siliceous clay and gravel, quartz, granite, iron-deposits, and basalt pebbles.
Tasting Notes: Garnet-purple color. On the nose, elegant notes of blueberries and blackberries, hints of mocha and cigar and floral aromas like violets. On the palate, very structured and long finish.
“Aromas full of crushed blackberries and blueberries with fresh mushrooms and sandalwood.Full-bodied, very tight and focused with fabulous density of fruit in the center palate and a long, flavorful finish. Shows strength and, at the same time, finesse. Try after 2023.” ~96 James Suckling
“Blended of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Nenin is deep garnet-purple colored and opens with beautiful Black Forest cake, baked blackberries and blueberry compote scents over a core of Chinese five spice, sandalwood and lilacs. Medium to full-bodied and laden with black fruits and spicy layers,it has a gorgeous velvety frame and just enough freshness, finishing long and vibrant.” ~ 93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Nénin is a gorgeous Pomerol.Supple and inviting, the 2016 offers quite a bit of immediacy. There is lovely freshness to the dark plum and blackberry fruit, while beams of supporting tannin give the wine its shape, focus and overall feel. There is a lot to like in the 2016. This is the first vintage that includes fruit from four hectares of vineyards on the plateau across the road from Trotanoy that were replanted a few years ago. Nénin is another terrific wine from Jean-Hubert Delon in 2016." ~93 Antonio Galloni
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