2000 Nenin 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 89(+?)   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(+?)

($67-$85) Good ruby-red color. Spicy aromas of currant, raspberry, licorice, coffee and tobacco leaf. Sweet, thick and layered, with slightly raw flavors of leather, licorice, tobacco leaf, bitter chocolate and fresh herbs. Finishes with very firm, slightly dry tannins and more obvious ripeness than the 2001.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Gore V
Trust Rating: 57
Tasted On: 08/22/2008
Not memorable at all

0 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 93
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 13
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

0 of 1 people found this review useful.


Average rating: 89, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

687 bottles owned by 134 collectors.

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About This Producer


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."

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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