Château Nenin 2013

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• Domaine: Château Nenin
• Appellation: Pomerol
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Nenin has been producing great wines in the heart of the Pomerol appellation with the Grand Vin being produced only on the very best parcels located on the plateau of Pomerol.


Its origins date back to the 18th century, when the Despujol family acquired the estate. Through the generations, the estate passed through several hands, until its acquisition by the Delon family in 1997. It was Jean-Hubert Delon, already owner of the famous Château Léoville Las Cases in Saint-Julien, who took the reins of Nenin, breathing new life into this historic property.


Under the management of the Delon family, Château Nenin is experiencing a spectacular renaissance. Jean-Hubert Delon, joined by his son Jean, undertook considerable investments to modernize the facilities while preserving the authenticity and charm of the estate. The vines are replanted, winemaking techniques are perfected, and a deep respect for the terroir and ancestral traditions guides each stage of production.


Today, it is Jean-Hubert Delon, with the support of his son Jean, who watches over the destiny of Nenin, perpetuating the family legacy with passion and determination. Their vision is to craft wines that reflect the very essence of this exceptional terroir, by carefully cultivating Pomerol's emblematic grape varieties, notably Merlot and Cabernet Franc.


The vineyard covers 32 hectares, but only 8 hectares are used to create the Grand Vin.

It’s composed of 70% Merlot and 30%. The vines are 27 years old on average. They were recently replanted following the buyout as the result of massal selection, carried out on vines from the Enclos de Leoville Las Cases.


Unusually for Pomerol, most plantings are in one block, which is surrounded on two sides by Chateau Trotanoy. There’s also a smaller plot near Le Pin.

Tasting Notes

"The 2013 Nenin has a conservative, rather "serious" bouquet with broody, tertiary black fruit, the 33% Cabernet Franc imparting a slight cured meat accent. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, straightforward red berry fruit mixed with sea salt and a touch of dried orange peel. It is quite linear and slightly lean towards the finish, which is no surprise given the vintage, ensuring that this will be an early drinking Nenin to enjoy over the next 6-8 years." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (10/28/2016, Issue 227), Ratings: 87, Drink: 2017-2026

"This wine is perfumed with a high proportion of Cabernet Franc, giving structure and tannins as well as blackberry fruits. Like all the wines of the vintage, it is fruity although it balances that characteristic with the tight final texture. Drink from 2019." - Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast (3/2016), Ratings: 89

"The 2013 Nenin has a conservative, rather serious bouquet with broody, tertiary black fruit, the 33% Cabernet Franc imparting a slight cured meat accent. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, straightforward red berry fruit mixed with sea salt and a touch of dried orange peel. It is quite linear and slightly lean towards the finish, which is no surprise given the vintage, ensuring that this will be an early drinking Nenin to enjoy over the next 6-8 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate (8/27/2014, Issue 214),  Rating: 87-88

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LWIN 1013573
Stock Status In Stock
Appellation Pomerol
Vintage 2013
Shipping Weight 3.000000
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Pomerol is one of the most prestigious wine appellations in the Bordeaux region of France. Located on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, in its earlier history, the area was primarily engaged in mixed agriculture. It was home to many apple (“pommes,” in French) orchards that gave the name to the appellation. Its origins date back to the Knights Hospitallers, symbolized by the Pomerol Cross, and it flourished even amidst challenges like the Hundred Years' War. Proximity to the river port at Libourne facilitated exports, and post-World War II investments from French and Belgian investors contributed to its global acclaim. 

What sets Pomerol apart is its unique terroir, which includes both clay and gravel, distinguishing it from the traditional clay and limestone composition of Bordeaux's right bank. Merlot dominates, constituting 80% of the plantings, and thrives in the iron-rich clay subsoil called "crasse de fer" and its core of sticky blue clay, imparting distinct character and aging potential to Pomerol wines. 

Some of Pomerol's most prominent châteaux include Pétrus, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Le Pin, Château Trotanoy, Château La Conseillante, Château Clinet, Château L'Eglise Clinet, Château Gazin, Château L'Evangile, Clos du Clocher, Château Feytit-Clinet, Château La Petite Eglise, Château La Violette, Château Nenin, Château Hosanna, Château Beauregard, Château Bon Pasteur, Château Rouget, Clos du Beau-Père, Château Fleur de Gay, Château La Pointe, Château Petit Village, Clos l'Eglise, Château La Cabanne and Vieux Château Certan. Pomerol lacks an official classification system, instead, the reputation and quality of châteaux are based on historical performance. Unlike neighboring Saint-Emilion, the appellation exclusively produces red wine, while its white wines remain unclassified. 

Pomerol wines are known for their elegance, full body, and lush character, with dark fruit flavors, smooth tannins, and aging potential. While some can be enjoyed in youth, top wines can age gracefully for several decades, developing complexity and character over time.

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