The inky purple/blue-colored 2018 Château Hosanna is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, all from a tiny 11-acre vineyard of clay and gravelly soils in Pomerol. Close in quality to La Fleur Petrus and Trotanoy (also in the lineup from Christian Moueix), it has a magical bouquet of blue fruits, tobacco, scorched earth, graphite, and crushed stone that, despite coming from a deep, rich, primordial barrel sample, is still layered and complex. Full-bodied, deep, and seamless on the palate, with fine tannins, it's a profound Pomerol that's going to flirt with perfection on release.
This has a strong tobacco and loam aspect, with lots of black currant, fig and bitter cherry fruit. Shows heft and muscle throughout. Dense and built for the cellar. (JM)
The 2018 Hosanna is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little closed to begin, giving way to black and red plum preserves, wild blueberries and boysenberries with suggestions of forest floor, bouquet garni and Marmite toast. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers profound, mouth-coating black fruits with firm, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a lingering herbal lift. (LPB)
This tension and focus to this is very impressive with a freshness and linear drive that really perk you up. Medium to full body, chewy yet polished tannins and a crisp finish.
The 2018 Hosanna has an intense and engaging bouquet with multi-layered black fruit laced with tobacco, cedar and mint, perhaps almost Left Bank in style at the moment. There is a lot of horsepower here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that frame the pure black fruit laced with white pepper, clove and truffle that segues into a slightly smoke finish. This is an assertive and multi-faceted Pomerol than manages to deliver finesse and refinement. Unquestionably this is a long-term prospect for those Pomerol-lovers with patience. (NM)
This finely structured offers rich tannins that are already well balanced. Big, black fruit flavors from Merlot still have to push through this dense structure, but all the elements are there in this concentrated wine. (RV)
This is very good quality and clearly will age - powerful yet fresh, sculpted, with more than a touch of 2010 about it. It’s a more masculine take on the vintage but without sacrificing charm. Drinking window 2028 - 2040 (JA)
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