2005 Chateau Nenin 1.5 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 90-92--Jeff Leve: 90
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"Very grapey on the nose, with mineral, tarragon and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a light vanilla, berry and milk chocolate aftertaste. Subtle and balanced. The best Nenin in years. Best after 2012." (WS)

"Not surprisingly given the ownership by the Delon family (who also own Las Cases), Nenin always has a Medoc structure super-imposed on the ripe Merlot (75% of the blend, with the balance Cabernet Franc). The strong 2005 exhibits notes of sweet black cherries, licorice, and caramel in its medium to full-bodied, structured personality. It requires 5-7 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades or more." (WA)

"($66-$80) Medium red. Currant, plum and mocha on the nose. Then nicely vinous in the mouth, with a rather serious underlying structure supporting the flavors of plum and chocolate. A bit stern but has good stuffing." (VM)

"90-92 Barrel sample. A very smooth, rich wine, with a slight touch of pepper from the alcohol. The tannins are huge but submerged by ripe fruit. There's almost Napa-like ripeness, but also delicious acidity." (WE)

"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. 90 points - Tasted Jun 28, 2015" (JL)


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