Cabernet Franc 25%
According to the Delon family, Château Nénin is the epitome of a great Pomerol “vin de garde” (wine for laying down). It combines power and elegance, complexity and balance, purity and refi nement. The gradual increase of Cabernet Franc within the vineyards gives the wine tautness, distinction and freshness. To really appreciate the Grand Vin’s ageing ability, you may need to be patient. Like all great Pomerol vins de garde, Château Nénin blossoms over time.
The 2005 Nénin has aged impeccably. Savory, perfumed and wonderfully deep, the 2005 possesses terrific depth and lovely balance. As always, there is some firmness in the tannin, but a few hours in the decanter helps. Hints of cedar, tobacco, dried cherry and orange zest linger nicely on the finish. If well stored, the 2005 will drink well for another decade, give or take.
James Suckling 96
Wine Spectator 93
Wine Enthusiast 92