2008 Château Nenin

  • 88 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55259-2008-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Also less than 30% new oak and from mostly Merlot but from the higher plateau. Dense. Quite refined structure but with lovely rich supple fruit - really very impressive. As though all tightened up with a drawstring towards the end. Very rich at the start but lots of structure. A very successful N‚nin.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Medium red. Aromas of redcurrant, spices, fresh herbs and smoke. A juicy, spicy midweight with a slightly medicinal cast to its flavors of berries, mint and fresh herbs. I doubt I would have picked this supple, moderately ripe wine blind as Pomerol. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and a faint greenness.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Muscular tannins give this red a broad-shouldered character, carrying loam, tobacco and sanguine notes over a core of plum and fig. There's good concentration, but the flavors are austere.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Sightly less impressive than I had hoped for, but still excellent, this wine displays more herbaceousness than I recalled from barrel, but it is made in a classic style, with loads of spice as well as mocha-infused black currants and sweet cherries. It is elegant, cleanly made, and should drink nicely for at least a decade or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Among its Pomerol brethren, Chateau Nenin proves to be unique. With over 30 hectares under vine located adjacent to the city of Libourne, Nenin is one of only a scattered few large estates in its region. The structure itself, an elegant, two-storey 19th-century chateau, stands out in an otherwise unassuming Pomerol landscape. By the mid-1990s, Nenin's history of inconsistent successes, checkered with ostensibly lackadaisical winemaking, opened the door for a super-second inspired makeover project.

    In 1997, Jean-Hubert Delon of Chateau Leoville Las-Cases acquired Nenin and undertook a radical restructuring of vineyards and facilities. Delon also hired winemaking guru Michel Rolland as consulting oenologist. Eager to prove himself on the Right Bank, Delon is passionate about Nenin and pays it the same attention to detail as Las-Cases. The resulting wine, "has become much fuller, more powerful with cleaner black fruits and chewy tannins," according to Neal Martin, and Robert Parker comments, "The new regime has swiftly put the wine back into the first division of Pomerol chateaux."
    Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 145 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors