Jean Hubert Delon and his sister Genevieve d’Alton purchased the Château Nenin (Pomerol) in 1997. They are also the proprietors of Château Leoville Las Cases in St. Julien, and Château Potensac in the Haut-Médoc.
This is a large estate for Pomerol, with a long, storied history. The clay/limestone soils are planted very densely - an average of 2700 vines per American acre - of which about 80% is Merlot, the balance between Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon. The famed oenologist, Michel Rolland consults for the estate, but Genevieve is is "in charge."
The 2010 is richly extracted and displays black fruit, mocha, plum, and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate the wine is broad and full-bodied, with ripe silky tannins, a hint of earthiness, and a long, persistent finish.
About this wine producer: Château Nenin is one of the largest estates in Pomerol, with 32 hectares of vines. The property is owned by Jean Hubert Delon and his sister, Genevieve. The Delon family also own Château Leoville-Las Cases in St. Julien on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. The new owners have invested in new plantings, but there are vines still in production, that are older than fifty years.