2010 Nenin, Pomerol

December 13, 2016

 

 

 

Spicy, forest and kirsch notes open to a firm, licorice and dark cherry filled wine with a hint of dryness in the tannic, plummy finish, reflecting the hot ripe vintage 2010. Coca and chocolate are found in the finish. From a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.9% alcohol. An understated Pomerol with a stern personality.

 

96 points James Suckling

 Amazing complexity and beauty with plums, tangerines and walnuts. Full body and extremely silky textured tannins with gorgeous balanced and beauty. Goes on for minutes. Superb wine. Best Nenin since the 1950s. Try in 2018.  (2/2013)

 

 

95 points Wine Spectator

 This is deliciously plump, with blackberry and plum fruit at the core, studded with lightly toasted spice and framed with a roasted vanilla bean note. A lingering cocoa edge chimes in on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2023. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.  (3/2013)

 

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc blend that hit 13.9% natural alcohol, the 2010 Nenin is a full-bodied, deep plum/purple-colored wine with loads of sweet boysenberry, black currant and cherry notes, as well as hints of earth and spring flowers. Broad and deep, it could turn out to be one of the best-made wines from this estate. It will drink well for 15 or more years.  (5/2011)

 

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 A wine that is deliciously perfumed from the 25% Cabernet Franc in the blend. The wine has very ripe black fruits, with contrasting intense acidity, toast and dark chocolate. It's powerful and concentrated, with good aging potential.  (3/2013)

 

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