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A superb property acquired by the Domaines Delon in 1997, Château Nénin embodies the model of a great Pomerol par excellence.
Located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region, the Château is quite an exception with 32 hectares of vineyards in production, planted in the largest gravely clay soils of Pomerol, in an appellation where properties have an average of ten or so planted hectares.
A vintage of contrasts, with an episode of frost in April and an early harvest, 2017 has nevertheless yielded some excellent wines, among which are those of Château Nénin.
The higher part of the Pomerol plateau, known for its clay-dominated soils, saw the Merlot grapes achieving optimal maturity, displaying a beautiful, voluptuous structure, while the gravel-sandy soils brought finesse and refinement. The Cabernet Franc, so dear to the identity of Pomerol, proved to be powerful and complex.
Through a subtle harmony, the Château Nénin 2017 brilliantly reveals the expression of each grape variety in a blend dominated by Merlot (58%), supplemented by Cabernet Franc (42%). The aromatic bouquet displays a nose full of expression, with pure notes of fruit and graphite recalling the minerality of the terroir. The palate is seductive with a deliciously creamy texture and a beautiful framework, presenting a silky touch on the mouth, as is typical of the wines of Pomerol. The wine finally unfolds into a beautifully long and persistent finish. A pure and distinguished expression of Pomerol, designed to be aged.
By the same producing estate
Château Nénin 2013
Château Nénin 2012
La Fugue de Nénin 2010
Château Nénin 2011
La Fugue de Nénin 2005
La Fugue de Nénin 2009