reviewsJames Suckling 95-96/100
A beautiful young red with chocolate, hazelnuts and ripe berries. It’s full-bodied with round, juicy tannins. Mineral character to the wine. Smoky and chocolate notes, too. 70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc. Bright, focused finish. Persistent.
Wine Advocate 92-94/100
The 2019 Nenin was picked from 14 September to 8 October and is matured in 45% new oak barrels. There is a splash more Cabernet Franc in the blend this year, 30%, which benefits this wine. It sports a very attractive nose that to my mind displays more delineation, more clarity than recent vintages. You could almost say that there is a lightness of touch, vivid red and blue fruit mixed with incense and blood orange. The palate is very well balanced with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and just the right amount of salinity. Aeration uncovers hidden spicy notes towards the sappy finish, leaving the mouth tingling after exit. This is an absolutely delightful, accomplished Nenin.