2016 Fugue de Nenin Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 JD 90 WA 90 VN 90 WS 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

Dense and rich second wine of Nenin with dark berries, chocolate and hazelnuts. Full body, round and chewy tannins, yet polished and finished. Needs two or three years to soften, at least. Try after 2023.
JD 90

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

The second wine of the estate, the 2016 Fugue de Nenin is 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc that sees a slightly shorter time in oak. This elegant, medium-bodied, impressively balanced 2016 has a fleshy, forward style as...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Blended of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Fugue de Nenin reveals plum preserves, baked black berries and black cherries with wafts of cigar box and pencil lead. Medium to...
VN 90

Vinous, January 2019

The 2016 Fugue de Nénin is pretty and lifted, with lovely aromatic presence from the 21% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Bright floral and savory notes lift the red berry fruit nicely in this mid-weight, attractive second...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2019

This has a seductive feel, with velvety plum and raspberry compote notes stretching from start to finish while light floral, anise and apple wood accents chime in and out. Nice integration through the finish. Best from...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Fugue de Nenin is a captivating Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Pomerol region in Bordeaux, France. With its deep garnet-purple color and enticing label, this wine is a true gem both in appearance and taste.

On the nose, the Fugue de Nenin reveals an alluring bouquet of dark berries, chocolate, and hazelnuts. These aromas intertwine harmoniously, creating a rich and inviting experience. As the wine dances on the palate, it showcases a full body and round, chewy tannins that are polished and refined. The flavors of the dark berries intensify, accompanied by hints of luscious chocolate and a subtle nuttiness. This wine offers a truly indulgent experience that is both dense and rich.

Not only does the Fugue de Nenin deliver on taste, but it also boasts impressive reviews from renowned critics. James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93, noting its need for a few years to soften and recommending it to be enjoyed after 2023. Jeb Dunnuck also praised this wine, describing it as elegant, medium-bodied, and impressively balanced. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 90 and praised its plush texture, packed with layers of black fruit and mint. Wine Spectator, too, awarded it a score of 90, highlighting its seductive feel and integration throughout the finish. Vinous, in their review, commended the Fugue de Nenin for its pretty and lifted character, with bright floral and savory notes that enhance the red berry fruit.

With its outstanding reviews and exceptional characteristics, the 2016 Fugue de Nenin is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this Bordeaux Blend is sure to delight and impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur.