Vintage 2016

Fugue De Nenin, Pomerol AOC

Product Code: JP4710RC

Tasting Notes

The 2016 vintage, bottled in late May, displays a superb dark ruby, almost garnet red color. An intense bouquet of black fruit stands out in the nose, along with notes of cinnamon and mild pepper. In the mouth, the attack is at once full and fresh, promptly giving way to rich and lengthy volume. The smooth, juicy flesh coats the palate while fine notes of cocoa round out the aromatic blend. Delightfully grained tannins combine with distinct freshness and a lovely length. The wine offers a perceptible yet discrete concentration, illustrating the full grandeur of the Château Kirwan terroir.

Profile

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
14.6
FRANCE
6
Cork
Jean Pierre Moueix
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            [Notes1] => The 2016 vintage, bottled in late May, displays a superb dark ruby, almost garnet red color. An intense bouquet of black fruit stands out in the nose, along with notes of cinnamon and mild pepper. In the mouth, the attack is at once full and fresh, promptly giving way to rich and lengthy volume. The smooth, juicy flesh coats the palate while fine notes of cocoa round out the aromatic blend. Delightfully grained tannins combine with distinct freshness and a lovely length. The wine offers a perceptible yet discrete concentration, illustrating the full grandeur of the Château Kirwan terroir.			
			
			
			

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            [MediaNotes] => 90 pts Jeb Dunnuck / Wine Spectator		
92 pts James Suckling		93 pts Decanter
95 pts Wine Enthusiast		

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About this product +

Winemaking >

2016 stood out for an extremely humid spring that lasted until mid-June. Luckily, five days of dry, sunny weather made for rapid and uniform blossoming. Then came an incredibly dry summer. Temperatures shot up in August, reaching 36.4 °C on August 23. Vine growth stalled very early on, with water stress becoming ever more pronounced. Rather than nourishing the grapes, the vines became dormant. The ripening process was thus extremely slow, and people started talking about a late vintage with a profile reminiscent of 2000.

Awards +

90 pts Jeb Dunnuck / Wine Spectator
92 pts James Suckling 93 pts Decanter
95 pts Wine Enthusiast

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