Pomerol, Bordeaux The vineyard of Chateau Ferrand, one of the oldest in the region,lies on the southern slopes of the Pomerol plateau next to the gwoths of Nenin and La Commanderie. Its subsoil, as shown by the word Ferrend (ferruginous), contains a large amount of iron-pan which gives it that highly...
65% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 18% cabernet Sauvignon
Pomerol Bordeaux This wine has turned out exceptionally well, and to my thinking, is the finest Nenin yet made under the Delon administration. A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored 2000 boasts corpulent, thick, juicy, jammy black fruits redolent with flavors of blackberries, cherries, and plums. Hints of licorice, truffles, and subtle wood are present as well. There is also tremendous opulence, thickness, and structure. A comparison with the best 1975s from Pomerol could be made, but the 2000 is sweeter and fleshier. It is a brilliant success for Nenin. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023. - Rated 93, Robert Parker It shows a serious amount of subtle aromas and flavors of tobacco, cherry and chocolate character. Full-bodied, with velvety, ripe tannins and a long and caressing finish. Yummy already. Hard to hold back. This is one of the best Nenins I have tasted in decades. Best after 2010. 2,500 cases made. –JS - Rated 92, Wine Spectator
Pomerol, Bordeaux Dense ruby/purple, with an attractive, broad, plump nose of plums, raisins, prunes, black cherries, and some dusty earth notes, well-made, medium to full-bodied, with considerable corpulence, flesh, and structure, this is a denser, slightly more tannic wine than the 2001, but big, burly, and showing more finesse than it did prior to bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018. - Rated 89, Robert Parker Chunky red, with lots of heart. Fantastic aromas of chocolate, berry and licorice. Full-bodied, with firm, silky tannins and a long, mouthpuckering finish. A muscular red. Best after 2010. - Rated 92, Wine Spectator