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Château Nenin

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2018 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 93

Fresh, juicy, bright and pure with lingering tannins and ripe, red pit fruits, licorice, spice and floral notes, this wine is pleasingly polished, refined and erudite. The sweetness in the fruits on the mid-palate really stands out this vintage. The wine is made from 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.6% alcohol and is aging in 45% new French oak. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 92

With an over-riding floral character, the wine also displays cherry, plum and truffles. Elegant and nuanced, there is a beautiful purity in the fruits and silkiness in the tannins. The finish allows you to savor the sweetness of all the soft, red fruits.

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2016 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 93

Already showing a bit of truffle, the wine offers ripe plums and licorice in the nose and on the palate. Most of the oak has been completely integrated into the wine. Round, smooth, curvy and full bodied, you experience a delicious blast of juicy red fruits and spice on the palate and finish. The wine was made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

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This is easily the best vintage of Nenin produced in modern times. The wine is vibrant, soft, fresh and filled with ripe, earthy, sweet, mocha filled plums and black cherries topped with truffles.

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Earthy, dark cherries, plum and licorice in the nose and on the palate, the wine is smooth and curvy, medium/full bodied with freshness and length. You’ll find juicy black and dark red plums with spice on the back end. The wine was made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and reached 14.47%.

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2015 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 92

Cocoa, flowers, plum and cherry notes on the nose, with fresh kirsch and cherry griotte on the palate. The finish gives you even more cherries, crisp cassis and a basket of strawberries. This wine was produced from 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Franc and reached 14.3% alcohol with a pH of 3.72. The Grand Vin is 70% of the production. This is certainly a contender for the best vintage of Nenin ever produced. The owner, Jean-Hubert Delon has definitely committed to making better wine, and it shows! 91-93 Pts

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2014 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

Strict in nature, the plummy, cherry nuances are on the nose and palate. There is freshness, with a crispness to the tannins and fruit. The wine will benefit from 6-10 years of age.

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Flowers, cocoa and cherry notes on the nose, with fresh cherries, crisp cassis and sweet strawberries in the finish. This wine was produced from 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.53. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 89

From a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.3% alcohol and will be aged in 20% new French oak. Light ruby in color, the medium-bodied wine has reticent aromas of spicy red berries, herbs and hints of earth that transition into a light, fresh, and peppery finish with cherries and strawberries. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 91

Earth, truffle, smoke, caramel and candied cherries, this is solid vintage for Nenin, filled with fresh, spicy cherries and soft, sweet black raspberries in the finish.

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Blending 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, the reached 14.62% alcohol and a pH of 3.42. The wine will be aged in 25% new French oak. Fresh flowers, cherries, vanilla bean, cocoa powder and truffle notes lead to a sweet and round black cherry-dominated wine with supple textures and freshness. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 87

Solid, and a little bit tough in its classic, bright, red plum and cherry personality.

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With 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc at 13.7% alcohol, the wine will be aged in 25% new oak. Truffle, floral and black raspberry perfume notes with a masculine fresh, ripe black cherry and cocoa finish. This Pomerol requires time for the tannins to soften. 89-91 Pts

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2010 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

Spicy, forest and kirsch notes open to a firm, licorice and dark cherry filled wine with a hint of dryness in the tannic, plummy finish.

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2010 Nenin - From a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.9% alcohol. Ruby colored with floral, chocolate and plum scents, for a Pomerol this has a stern personality. Boysenberry, coca and plum are found in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 91

Delivering tobacco, forest floor, leaf, cigar box and red plum notes, the wine has softened and lost most of its youthful austerity, The sweet cherry and plum notes, with a hint of cocoa come through nicely. The soft textured finish ends with bright red fruits, herb and a forest leaf note.

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With truffle, mineral and dark cherry in the nose, this powerful, tannic, dark wine ends with plum and black cherry. Give it a decade to soften.

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2009 Nenin, with spicy blackberry and chocolate flavors, is a powerful, structured style of Pomerol. The dark berry, kirsch, and cocoa finish displays a lot of brawn for Pomerol. 88-91 Pts

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2008 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

Showing its age in the color and with its secondary nuances of truffle, forest, herb, tobacco leaf and plums, the medium bodied wine has softened and added more sweetness to the red fruits. There is a bit of masculinity on the palate, but with a bit more aging, that should soften as well.

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08 Château Nenin is deep ruby. The 88% merlot and 12% cabernet franc give your nose a big blast of chocolate covered plums at the first sniff. This tannic, dense, full bodied wine is going to please people seeking a traditional style of Pomerol. 88-90 Pts

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2007 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 86

Medium bodied, with a melange of peppery, cherries and herbs on the palate, this is fully mature. The wine was made blending 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc.

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2005 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

Wet earth and plums in the nose, paired with fresh, tannic, red plums and herbs in the finish. This structured style of Pomerol needs another 5 more years to develop and soften.

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Black cherries, earth and strawberry scents lead to a masculine, rustic, style of Pomerol. The wine ends with red and black plums. Still young, this should soften and perhaps become less brawny in style with more time.

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2004 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 88

Truffle, dark plum, fennel and cherry notes in the nose open to a masculine, structured style of Pomerol that is ready to drink.

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2000 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

Firm structured style of Pomerol that is presently more exciting on the truffle, cherry, thyme and floral nose, than on the still, tannic, fresh, and slightly stoic palate.

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1966 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 85

It's always fun tasting older Pomerol, even when it's on the austere side. Still, there was enough plum, tobacco and forest floor to make this old school expression interesting. However, it's not a wine to age any further.

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1961 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 90

In great shape for a wine that is approaching 55 years of age, with a nose of earth, tobacco, smoky cherries and cigar box aromas, the wine is not on the elegant side, but it offers a lot of sweet and tart, old school charm and tasted 20 years younger than its true age.

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Brick in color, the wine shows its age with its tobacco, smoke, earth, cherry and truffle nose. Slightly rustic on the palate, the wine ends with with spicy cherries, smoke and earthy sensations.

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1949 Château Nenin  (Pomerol) 82

Fading far too quickly in the glass, the wine is holding on to life by the skin of its teeth. Other, older vintages of Nenin have been much stronger.

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