Château Nenin, Pomerol, SHC, 2005

  Château Nenin

Château Nenin, Pomerol, SHC

"This deep ruby/purple/plum-colored, powerful (14.2% alcohol) Pomerol was fashioned from a blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. One of the fattest Nenins yet made, it possesses supple tannin super-imposed with a Medoc structure, not surprising in view of the fact that this Pomerol is made by the same classic winemaking team responsible for Leoville Las-Cases. The 2005 Nenin exhibits plenty of sweet black cherry and plum-like fruit with a kirsch liqueur-like thickness. The tannins suggest it will require 4-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20-25 years."

90/92/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2007

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Nenin

Nénin is located in the appellation of Pomerol.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan

Grape Blend: Merlot | Cab. Franc

Cabernet Franc with its unique herb infused red berry fragrance, adds backbone and acidity to the sensual, round favours of Merlot. This is as tried and tested combination used in the vast majority of serious St Emilion and Pomerol blends.