Château Nénin’s vineyards grow on a single block of land with the exception of one plot. In Pomerol, where it is rare for an estate to exceed 10 hectares, Château Nénin’s vineyard is considered very large, with 32 hectares of vines in production. As a consequence, its terroir includes the many, diverse soils that characterize Pomerol. It is mainly made up of Oligocene deposits covered by Dordogne alluvial gravelly formations; siliceous clay and gravel, quartz, granite, iron-deposits and basalt pebbles. Château Nénin’s vineyards grow on the great clay-gravel terroirs of the Pomerol Plateau.
JAMES SUCKLING 94/100
Powerful and tannic with chewy mouth feel. Mineral, stone and blueberry character. Full and intense. Very tight now.
Angular tannins that will soften with time. Better in 2020. (October 2016)
DECANTER / JANE ANSON 93/100
The pencil lead precision of Nénin is clear, and this is an exceptionally good wine. Has depth and sets the fruit alongside chocolate shavings and cut herbs. Lots of power and softly brushed tannins with clear depth and a Left Bank feel, as is often the case with this wine. (January 2020)