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Chateau Nenin 2012, Pomerol

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

RM339.20

Grape Varieties: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 30%

Vintage 2012:

The Chateau Nenin vintage 2012 was characterised by a slow, late growth cycle due to a very cool and wet spring. The budburst was spread out over time and created a variation in the stages of development that was to be partially evened out by the dry, sunny period that began in mid-July. The colour change and ripening occurred in ideal weather conditions that continued through to harvest-time. The grapes remained perfectly healthy despite rainy spells during picking.

Recommended decanting time: 1 hour

Tasting Notes: 

JAMES SUCKLING.COM
93/100
Chewy and rich with a walnut, almond and delicate chocolate character as well as the ripe fruit. Full and very
rich. Drink now.
(2016)

WINE ENTHUSIAST / ROGER VOSS
92/100
Big and rich, this is a solid, dark and dense wine. Power and ripe fruit dominate the opulent structure. Produced by the Delon family of Léoville Las Cases in Saint-Julien, it is a wine for aging. Drink from 2020, but the wine will be developing for more years after that.
January 2015

VINOUS / ANTONIO GALLONI
90/100
The 2012 Nenin is round, soft and caressing, with lovely overall texture and body. Ripe dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and spices meld into the expressive finish. Drink this supple, open-knit Pomerol over the next handful of years. Both of these 2012s from Jean-Hubert Delon’s Pomerol property are successful.
(2016)

BETTANE ET DESSEAUVE
17/20
Le tannin persistant s’étire de la plus belle des façons, avec beaucoup d’énergie et une finale florale et épicée superbe.

WINE SPECTATOR / JAMES MOLESWORTH
91/100
Features a strong roasted alder frame, with a slightly burly core of ganache, espresso, crushed plum and blackberry notes. The grippy finish sports ample briar and currant paste elements. Gutsy, but everything is in place. Should gain more nuance with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2024

WINE ADVOCATE / NEAL MARTIN
91/100
[….] The 2012 Nenin, which is the same blend as the 2015, appears to be maturing nicely in bottle after an impressive showing in barrel. Those cassis and blackberry notes are locked in, now augmented by subtle sea spray and rose petal scents, all with fine delineation. The palate is mediumbodied with fine grain tannin, very well balanced, though not enormous depth towards the finish that feels just a little austere at the moment; but there is appreciable length and a silky-smooth texture. [….]
Tasted January 2016.

Source: https://www.domaines-delon.com

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Description

FAMILY CONTINUITY

On the eve of the 1997 harvest, Jean-Hubert Delon purchased Château Nénin, which had belonged to his cousins, the Despujol family, since 1847. A major restructuring was immediately undertaken.
The pruning and trellising methods were reviewed, the land was drained, the vines were replanted or uprooted, and the equipment modernized. The ageing and storage cellars were extended and completely re-fitted, and air conditioning was added. A new vat room, furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, was built thereby completing the total transformation of the property.

A GREAT POMEROL TERROIR

Château Nénin’s vineyards grow on a single block of land with the exception of one plot. In Pomerol, where it is rare for an estate to exceed 10 hectares, Château Nénin’s vineyard is considered very large, with 32 hectares of vines in production. As a consequence, its terroir includes the many, diverse soils that characterize Pomerol. It is mainly made up of Oligocene deposits covered by Dordogne alluvial gravelly formations; siliceous clay and gravel, quartz, granite, iron-deposits and basalt pebbles. Château Nénin’s vineyards grow on the great clay-gravel terroirs of the Pomerol Plateau.

NENIN

According to the Delon family, Château Nénin is the epitome of a great Pomerol “vin de garde” (wine for laying down). It combines power and elegance, complexity and balance, purity and refi nement. The gradual increase of Cabernet Franc within the vineyards gives the wine tautness, distinction and freshness. To really appreciate the Grand Vin’s ageing ability, you may need to be patient. Like all great Pomerol vins de garde, Château Nénin blossoms over time.

TECHNICAL

ASSEMBLAGE / BLEND
Merlot 70% Cabernet Franc 30%
HARVEST PERIOD: From 21st September to 10th October 2012
Alcohol degree : 14.57 %vol. – Total Acidity : 3.44 gH2SO4/l – pH : 3.62 – IPT : 70

Source: https://www.domaines-delon.com

1 review for Chateau Nenin 2012, Pomerol

  1. 5 out of 5

    Derek Chai (verified owner)

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