Good bright, saturated red-ruby. Black fruits, licorice, mocha and a note of charred oak on the nose. Supple, lively and fine-grained, with enticing chocolatey sweetness to the flavors of black raspberry, boysenberry and licorice. Has the normal firm spine of Nenin but with the added sweetness and density of 2010, which makes for a strong vintage here. Finishes with building, slightly dusty tannins.
Owned by the Delons of Léoville-Las-Cases. Lots of savour on the nose for a Pomerol. It must be such fun making it from St-Julien..! Ripe tobacco leaves. Very sweet and polished, but without quite enough race and life. Just a bit heavy. And very drying tannins on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Robert Parker 90
The outstanding 2010 Nenin (82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc) displays more boysenberry, mocha and black currants. With nearly 14% natural alcohol, it possesses plenty of glycerin, loads of fruit, and broad, classic notes of licorice and plums. This wine should be drinkable in 2-4 years and last for 15 or more.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030