2011 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol (Previously $25.00)

SKU #1160256 Jancis Robinson

 Bright cherry red. Fragrant, graphite and red fruit. Zippy and fresh. Less alcohol and more acid than in 2010. Has that lovely Cabernet Franc freshness that stands out in 2011. Slight and attractive grain to the tannins  (4/ 2012)

James Suckling

 A wine with good balance and bright acidity. Lots of orange peel. Medium body, light tannins. Second wine of Nenin.  (4/ 2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Fugue de Nenin is a straightforward, one-dimensional, but attractive, elegant effort offering berry fruit and leafy herb characteristics as well as an easy-going finish. This blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 6-8 years.  (4/ 2012)

Wine Enthusiast

 Very ripe Merlot brings with it soft tannins and a richly perfumed character. It is dense but the the opulent fruit dominates. Black plum juice flavors characterize the aftertaste.  (5/ 2014)

Wine Spectator

 A forward and elegant style, with raspberry and cherry coulis notes framed by a supple vanilla bean hint. Not deep, but pretty, offering a gentle finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2014)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
*V Could be a super value. Pretty upfront fruit, sweet and delicious. Forward.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Pomerol