2014 Pomerol from Bordeaux.
This 2014 vintage year was marked by a dry and sunny Indian summer which allowed a perfect ripeness of the grapes. This weather resulted in a particular attention given to the vineyard. Thus, the high quality Merlot and Cabernet Franc harvests took place from September 26th to October 16th. The 2014 Nenin of Chateau Nenin is a fresh Pomerol with 32% Cabernet Franc. Very aromatic on floral notes, this wine expresses a dense and vibrant (pure) fruit on swirling. The palate is ample, deep on black fruit. The former is built around delicious velvety and dense tannins. This wine is a success.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Nenin was a bit of a whipcracker when I tasted it from barrel, so I was intrigued to find whether it would replicate that performance now in bottle. The bouquet is very well defined, perhaps more minerally and taut than previous vintages with truffle-tinged red berry fruit unfurling in the glass. There is also a potent tang of the sea (kelp or oyster shell perhaps). The palate is very well balanced, supple in the mouth, but it exerts a pleasant grip in the mouth and much more purity than vintages tasted over the 1990s and 2000s. This builds on that promise in barrel and is really quite a lovely Pomerol deserving of its newly designed label.