1999 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol

SKU #1112616 Wine Spectator

 A pleasant red, with tobacco cedar and plum character. Medium body, fine tannins and fresh finish... Second wine of Nenin. Best after 2002.  (3/ 2002)

K&L Notes

Alex and I tasted this beauty and bought it on the spot. Tons of blackberry fruit flavors and a spicy palate impression. Enjoy with rack of lamb. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)

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By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/20/2014  | Send Email
The Delon family of Leoville-Las-Cases fame has made great strides with Chateau Nenin in Pomerol and this second wine has become a consistant over achiever. This is elegant, clean, classy and sweet, offering an iron tinged mineral edge to the fine finish. Drinking perfectly right now, this offers the sophistication of the first wine at a fraction of the cost.

By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/22/2014  | Send Email
Mature Pomerol for $35? Thanks Clyde for finding us another great deal in aged Bordeaux! This wine has the plummy fruit and fancy mocha oak nose that seduces so many wine lovers. It is a ripe, full bodied wine that still keeps enough tension and balance to be good claret and not just another "international style" wine and will make a fine partner to an array of meat dishes.

By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/14/2013  | Send Email
If you're looking for a properly aged Bordeaux to drink right now that's not priced astronomically, this is it. Balanced, with dark fruit, subtle herb notes and freshly roasted coffee. Lovely.

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/30/2012  | Send Email
Attractive, classic, well-aged Bordeaux is always a welcome addition to the holiday table, and this second label Pomerol from Chateaux Nenin still delivers considerable charm and elegance. Imbued with smooth, round Merlot flavors of sweet plum, ripe cherry and cedar highlights, it invites a rosemary-roasted Cornish hen or two to join it for dinner.

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/10/2012  | Send Email
For anyone that loved the 2000 Haut Ferrand you will love this wine. Lovely tobacco and plums and prunes with a bit of cedar and potpourri. On the palate is a lush ripe plum with more cedar and a lovely roasted spice that I can't quite pinpoint. The long finish has more of the dried plums (prunes) with earthy aromatic and a savory meaty flavor. I really like this better than the Haut Ferrand and it's cheaper!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/10/2012  | Send Email
The wine shows even better today than when we tried it in Bordeaux. Outstanding, sweet and fruity. Perfect right now.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/9/2012  | Send Email
A lovely Pomerol from the 1999 vintage, showing classic Merlot plum and red berries in the nose against a backdrop of chocolate, wet earth, and sweet tobacco. Medium-bodied and graceful, with a soft ripe fruit on the midpalate, fine tannins, and a smooth finish. This is open enough to enjoy tonight with a steak or roast chicken, but has the structure and balance to age further.

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/8/2012  | Send Email
A wonderful second label from Chateaux Nenin. This is a mature Bordeaux from a vintage that offers elegance and finesse. It it round and tastly with balance and complexity.The Fugue De Nenin is medium bodied and should go well with lamb or pork.

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/26/2012  | Send Email
The 1999 vintage has always been charming, medium to full-bodied with lovely sweet, upfront fruit. This second wine from Chateau Nenin in Pomerol is very much in step with the vintage as a whole. Elegant and richly textured, it offers sweet, ripe cherry notes combined with soft tannins. Drinking beautifully now, it can be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol