2000 Château Hosanna Pomerol Wine Tasting Note

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Still a bit oaky, which is surprising at close to 20 years of age, the wine is full, deep, round, lush and fruity with its layers of licorice infused plums, cherry, truffle and dark cocoa. The wine has good intensity, but the oak needs more integration before this really rocks.

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The wine needs about an hour of air to soften and come together. On the refined, elegant, earthy, fresh side of the style range, it reminds me of Vieux Chateau Certan.

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The second vintage for this Pomerol gets better every time I taste it. Flowers, ripe black and red plums, chocolate, truffle, anise and 5 spice aromas pop from the glass. Polished, sensuous, long and silky, this rich, concentrated wine feels great as it coats your palate with delicious waves of chocolate covered plums, spice, licorice and black cherry liqueur. Another few years will add more complexity and character to this already beautiful Pomerol wine.

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When to Drink Chateau Hosanna, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Hosanna is much better with at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages when it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more.

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Hosanna offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Hosanna with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Hosanna is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Hosanna is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Hosanna is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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