The 2020 Fugue de Nénin comes from vines located off the plateau, picked September 10–17 for the Merlot and September 21–22 for the Cabernet Franc. Raised in 20% new oak, it has an open-knit, appealing bouquet of black cherries, wild strawberries and light saline/marine scents. The palate is medium-bodied with quite angular tannins on the entry but fine acidity; that fresh marine influence dictates the finish. Moderate length. Give this a couple of years in bottle and then drink over the next 15–20 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040