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Château Hosanna

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2023
96
Black plums, black raspberries, black cherries, flowers, and dark chocolate pop effortlessly in the perfume. On the palate the wine is luscious, vibrant, sensuous, and rich. There is a serious depth of flavor, good concentration, and length. The finish is as dark as the perfume with dark chocolate coated plums, black cherries, espresso, and licorice. There is a refreshing, floral mouth aromatic in the finish adding complexity, and freshness. With aging, this is going to be one of my favorite vintages of Hosanna. The wine blends 74% Merlot, with 26% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 7-September 19. Drink from 2029-2055. 95-97 Pts.

Black plums, black raspberries, black cherries, flowers, and dark chocolate pop effortlessly in the perfume. On the palate the wine is luscious, vibrant, sensuous, and rich. There is a serious depth of flavor, good concentration, and length. The finish is as dark as the perfume with dark chocolate coated plums, black cherries, espresso, and licorice. There is a refreshing, floral mouth aromatic in the finish adding complexity, and freshness. With aging, this is going to be one of my favorite vintages of Hosanna. The wine blends 74% Merlot, with 26% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place September 7-September 19. Drink from 2029-2055. 95-97 Pts.

614 Views   Tasted
2022
97
This is a great Hosanna! The wine is dark in color, with a boatload of black plums to match. There is richness, concentration, opulence, length, purity, and seemingly non-stop waves of cashmere-textured, black and dark red pit fruits, all touched by chocolate and spices. The harvest took place September 24 - October 6. Drink from 2027-2055. 96-98 Pts.

This is a great Hosanna! The wine is dark in color, with a boatload of black plums to match. There is richness, concentration, opulence, length, purity, and seemingly non-stop waves of cashmere-textured, black and dark red pit fruits, all touched by chocolate and spices. The harvest took place September 24 - October 6. Drink from 2027-2055. 96-98 Pts.

2,540 Views   Tasted
2021
94
Spicy black plums, chocolate, licorice, espresso, chocolate, and cherry blossoms create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally creamy, and fresh, allowing allowing its display of chocolate-covered black cherries, espresso beans, black plums, blackberries, spices and mint shine. The long, supple, concentrated, creamy finish hits the spot. Yields were low this year at only 28 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050.

Spicy black plums, chocolate, licorice, espresso, chocolate, and cherry blossoms create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is equally creamy, and fresh, allowing allowing its display of chocolate-covered black cherries, espresso beans, black plums, blackberries, spices and mint shine. The long, supple, concentrated, creamy finish hits the spot. Yields were low this year at only 28 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2050.

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Spices, truffle, espresso, chocolate and red pit fruits with a strong note of flowers and a hint of licorice create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, energetic, fresh, supple, polished and vibrant, with layers of dark chocolate, cherries, black plums, coffee bean and blackberries. Yields were low this year at only 28 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest took place September 24 - October 6. Drink from 2025-2045. 93-95

Spices, truffle, espresso, chocolate and red pit fruits with a strong note of flowers and a hint of licorice create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, energetic, fresh, supple, polished and vibrant, with layers of dark chocolate, cherries, black plums, coffee bean and blackberries. Yields were low this year at only 28 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest took place September 24 - October 6. Drink from 2025-2045. 93-95

1,768 Views   Tasted
2020
97
Rich, earthy, and incredibly floral, you also find nuances of black, and blue fruits, plums, truffle, and cocoa on the nose The wine is full-bodied, supple, and rich with multiple layers of ripe, opulent, sweet, plums, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and dark chocolate, all backed up by ripe, tannins, and freshness on the palate. Built to age, and evolve, this is in contention for one of the top vintages of Hosanna ever produced. Drink from 2027-2055.

Rich, earthy, and incredibly floral, you also find nuances of black, and blue fruits, plums, truffle, and cocoa on the nose The wine is full-bodied, supple, and rich with multiple layers of ripe, opulent, sweet, plums, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and dark chocolate, all backed up by ripe, tannins, and freshness on the palate. Built to age, and evolve, this is in contention for one of the top vintages of Hosanna ever produced. Drink from 2027-2055.

2,364 Views   Tasted
Dark in color, the wine is loaded with truffle, flowers, black and blue fruits and spice. Full-bodied with a serious depth of flavor, the wine is rich, supple, silky, long and intense. With the texture of velvet, the perfectly ripe, sweet, plums, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and dark cocoa holds on to your palate for at least 50 seconds. The purity here is just great. Give it a decade in the cellar and this will be a beauty. Clearly, this is the finest vintage of Hosanna ever produced. 97-99 Pts

Dark in color, the wine is loaded with truffle, flowers, black and blue fruits and spice. Full-bodied with a serious depth of flavor, the wine is rich, supple, silky, long and intense. With the texture of velvet, the perfectly ripe, sweet, plums, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and dark cocoa holds on to your palate for at least 50 seconds. The purity here is just great. Give it a decade in the cellar and this will be a beauty. Clearly, this is the finest vintage of Hosanna ever produced. 97-99 Pts

4,345 Views   Tasted
2019
96
Black, red and blue fruits is the name of the game here. The wine is concentrated, ripe, opulent and showy. In the palate, the layers of sensuously-textured fruits, chocolate and licorice coat your palate, leaving you with a decadent finish packed with waves of dense, cherry, boysenberry and blueberry fruits, espresso, cocoa and chocolate. Drink from 2030-2049.

Black, red and blue fruits is the name of the game here. The wine is concentrated, ripe, opulent and showy. In the palate, the layers of sensuously-textured fruits, chocolate and licorice coat your palate, leaving you with a decadent finish packed with waves of dense, cherry, boysenberry and blueberry fruits, espresso, cocoa and chocolate. Drink from 2030-2049.

3,123 Views   Tasted
Black cherry, boysenberry and blueberry fruits are all over the place. You also find truffle, smoke, licorice and chocolate to add to the fun. On the palate the wine is deep, opulent, rich, full and concentrated, with layers of silky, sensuous, chocolate covered, supple textured fruits that go on and on in the finish. 96-98 Pts

Black cherry, boysenberry and blueberry fruits are all over the place. You also find truffle, smoke, licorice and chocolate to add to the fun. On the palate the wine is deep, opulent, rich, full and concentrated, with layers of silky, sensuous, chocolate covered, supple textured fruits that go on and on in the finish. 96-98 Pts

5,187 Views   Tasted
2018
97
Long and intense, the wine delivers its opulently-textured fruits with ease, finishing with a silky-textured, plummy, chocolate note that lingers. Drink from 2023-2047.

Long and intense, the wine delivers its opulently-textured fruits with ease, finishing with a silky-textured, plummy, chocolate note that lingers. Drink from 2023-2047.

1,856 Views   Tasted
Full-bodied, rich, intense and with the ability to age and evolve for 2-3 decades, this beauty is packed with black cherry, truffle, dark chocolate, smoke, thyme and earthy nuances. The finish is focused, concentrated and fresh, with layers of velvety, chocolate-coated dark red berries. Allow it at least 7-9 years before pulling a cork.

Full-bodied, rich, intense and with the ability to age and evolve for 2-3 decades, this beauty is packed with black cherry, truffle, dark chocolate, smoke, thyme and earthy nuances. The finish is focused, concentrated and fresh, with layers of velvety, chocolate-coated dark red berries. Allow it at least 7-9 years before pulling a cork.

3,698 Views   Tasted
Truffle, chocolate, plum, smoke and earthy notes come through easily. Rich, full-bodied, silky, concentrated and loaded with polished, velvety, chocolate-drenched black cherries and truffle, this is exquisite. Give it 7-9 years before pulling a cork and this will be a cellar treasure. 96-98 Pts

Truffle, chocolate, plum, smoke and earthy notes come through easily. Rich, full-bodied, silky, concentrated and loaded with polished, velvety, chocolate-drenched black cherries and truffle, this is exquisite. Give it 7-9 years before pulling a cork and this will be a cellar treasure. 96-98 Pts

5,375 Views   Tasted
2017
95
There is a gravity of flavor that does not quit. The dark, juicy fruits are lush, long and sexy. The nose grabs you with its array of truffles, flowers and various dark red fruits. But it's when you return to the lusciously textured fruit on the palate that you say wow, take another sniff and sip and know this is rockin'!

There is a gravity of flavor that does not quit. The dark, juicy fruits are lush, long and sexy. The nose grabs you with its array of truffles, flowers and various dark red fruits. But it's when you return to the lusciously textured fruit on the palate that you say wow, take another sniff and sip and know this is rockin'!

4,719 Views   Tasted
2016
96
A text-book, rich, full-bodied Pomerol here with all of its multiple layers of rich, velvety-textured, black cherries, plums, dark chocolate, espresso, and wet earth. Still primary, but the wealth of fruit, ripe, polished, tannins, and opulent nature allows you to enjoy it now, even though its best days are clearly in the future. Drink from 2026-2055.

A text-book, rich, full-bodied Pomerol here with all of its multiple layers of rich, velvety-textured, black cherries, plums, dark chocolate, espresso, and wet earth. Still primary, but the wealth of fruit, ripe, polished, tannins, and opulent nature allows you to enjoy it now, even though its best days are clearly in the future. Drink from 2026-2055.

3,590 Views   Tasted
Powerful, intense, rich, opulent and still a baby, this hedonistic beauty is packed with silky-textured, black plums, espresso, dark cocoa, black cherry liqueur and wet earth. Perfectly balanced on both sides with its density of fruit, and velvet-textured, fresh, chocolate-covered berries, this could take until 2028-2030 before it begins to enter its secondary stage.

Powerful, intense, rich, opulent and still a baby, this hedonistic beauty is packed with silky-textured, black plums, espresso, dark cocoa, black cherry liqueur and wet earth. Perfectly balanced on both sides with its density of fruit, and velvet-textured, fresh, chocolate-covered berries, this could take until 2028-2030 before it begins to enter its secondary stage.

3,537 Views   Tasted
Truffle, smoke, licorice, cocoa, plum and cherry notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine shines with its display of silky, sensuous, chocolate infused plums and smoked, cherries. Everything is wrapped up with velvet textured tannins. Give this a decade in the cellar and this will be a beauty.

Truffle, smoke, licorice, cocoa, plum and cherry notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine shines with its display of silky, sensuous, chocolate infused plums and smoked, cherries. Everything is wrapped up with velvet textured tannins. Give this a decade in the cellar and this will be a beauty.

4,569 Views   Tasted
Flowers, black cherry, boysenberry, truffle and dark chocolate pop right up in the perfume. Kind of an earthy Pop-Tartt. Deep ruby in color, this is all those things you associate with a sophisticated wine. The tannins are doing a little black cherry jig on your palate long after the wine has traveled on.

Flowers, black cherry, boysenberry, truffle and dark chocolate pop right up in the perfume. Kind of an earthy Pop-Tartt. Deep ruby in color, this is all those things you associate with a sophisticated wine. The tannins are doing a little black cherry jig on your palate long after the wine has traveled on.

3,519 Views   Tasted
2015
96
Smoke, truffle, licorice, espresso and perfectly ripe black cherries create the nose. Full bodied and concentrated with layers of sensuous, ripe, deep, dark red fruits and chocolate coat your palate. But patience is required as the tannins need time to soften. Give it at least a decade and maybe a bit more.

Smoke, truffle, licorice, espresso and perfectly ripe black cherries create the nose. Full bodied and concentrated with layers of sensuous, ripe, deep, dark red fruits and chocolate coat your palate. But patience is required as the tannins need time to soften. Give it at least a decade and maybe a bit more.

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Licorice, espresso, spice box and black cherry liqueur dash out of the gate and off the block into the perfume. On the palate, this wine is all about the smooth textures and dense, lush, black plums and black raspberry liqueur in an endless finish. The harvest took place from September 11 to October 1. The wine was produced from a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. 95 - 97 Pts

Licorice, espresso, spice box and black cherry liqueur dash out of the gate and off the block into the perfume. On the palate, this wine is all about the smooth textures and dense, lush, black plums and black raspberry liqueur in an endless finish. The harvest took place from September 11 to October 1. The wine was produced from a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. 95 - 97 Pts

5,033 Views   Tasted
2014
93
Spicy black raspberry liqueur on the nose, this wine is soft, polished and silky, finishing with a ripe, fresh-picked dark cherry and chocolate note. 92-94 Pts

Spicy black raspberry liqueur on the nose, this wine is soft, polished and silky, finishing with a ripe, fresh-picked dark cherry and chocolate note. 92-94 Pts

3,346 Views   Tasted
2012
96
Coconut, dark chocolate, white flowers, sweet plums and a hint of truffle open the wine. If that’s not enough to charge your engine, the pure, silky, sexy, sensuous, vibrant textures and velvet tannins will seal the deal. This is another 2012 Bordeaux that really improved from barrel to bottle.

Coconut, dark chocolate, white flowers, sweet plums and a hint of truffle open the wine. If that’s not enough to charge your engine, the pure, silky, sexy, sensuous, vibrant textures and velvet tannins will seal the deal. This is another 2012 Bordeaux that really improved from barrel to bottle.

3,830 Views   Tasted
Good concentration of flavor with ripe black cherries, truffle and earth, the wine is sweet, long, fresh and sensuous with a long, complex finish. 93-95 Pts

Good concentration of flavor with ripe black cherries, truffle and earth, the wine is sweet, long, fresh and sensuous with a long, complex finish. 93-95 Pts

3,763 Views   Tasted
2011
94
Deep in color, chocolate, floral, black raspberry, cherry, oak and plum scents are easy to find. Plush, round textures, with layers of silky, velvety plum and cherry is made better by the wine’s freshness and length, which feel great on the palate. 93-95 Pts

Deep in color, chocolate, floral, black raspberry, cherry, oak and plum scents are easy to find. Plush, round textures, with layers of silky, velvety plum and cherry is made better by the wine’s freshness and length, which feel great on the palate. 93-95 Pts

7,516 Views   Tasted
2010
96
If you're looking for dark chocoalte, boysenberry, truffle and flowers, you can the right place. Silky, smooth and sensuous, this plush, sweet, fresh wine leaves you with an opulent finish. Another 5 years in the cellar and this is going to explode!

If you're looking for dark chocoalte, boysenberry, truffle and flowers, you can the right place. Silky, smooth and sensuous, this plush, sweet, fresh wine leaves you with an opulent finish. Another 5 years in the cellar and this is going to explode!

7,943 Views   Tasted
With a good depth of color, the wine is packed with boysenberry, plum, black truffle and smoke. On the palate the wine is full bodied, deep, long and intense, with a polished, fresh, long, intense finish that delivers layers of black cherry liqueur sensations. This will need at least 5 years of age before it softens.

With a good depth of color, the wine is packed with boysenberry, plum, black truffle and smoke. On the palate the wine is full bodied, deep, long and intense, with a polished, fresh, long, intense finish that delivers layers of black cherry liqueur sensations. This will need at least 5 years of age before it softens.

6,867 Views   Tasted
2010 Hosanna Deep ruby in color, the wine is filled with chocolate, boysenberry, floral and truffle scents. Full bodied, rich and silky in texture, the wine ends with a luscious chocolate covered cherry and spice finish 95-96 Pts

2010 Hosanna Deep ruby in color, the wine is filled with chocolate, boysenberry, floral and truffle scents. Full bodied, rich and silky in texture, the wine ends with a luscious chocolate covered cherry and spice finish 95-96 Pts

5,319 Views   Tasted
2009
97
Deep in color, concentration and flavor, the wine is rich, concentrated, complex and plummy. Still young for its age, you find a combination of smoke, truffle, espresso bean, black cherry and dark chocolate on the nose and mouth. Lush, opulent and deep on the palate, a few more years will a lot more complexity and refinement to the wine.

Deep in color, concentration and flavor, the wine is rich, concentrated, complex and plummy. Still young for its age, you find a combination of smoke, truffle, espresso bean, black cherry and dark chocolate on the nose and mouth. Lush, opulent and deep on the palate, a few more years will a lot more complexity and refinement to the wine.

4,801 Views   Tasted
Deep ruby in color, the wine exudes truffle, flowers, chocolate, plum liqueur, cherry and thyme in the nose. The wine is concentrated with silk and velvet textures, ending in a wave of pure, powerful, ripe, sweet, lush black cherry and plum. The second sip was too good not to swallow. It's become pricey, but it's a truly fabulous, decadent example of Pomerol.

Deep ruby in color, the wine exudes truffle, flowers, chocolate, plum liqueur, cherry and thyme in the nose. The wine is concentrated with silk and velvet textures, ending in a wave of pure, powerful, ripe, sweet, lush black cherry and plum. The second sip was too good not to swallow. It's become pricey, but it's a truly fabulous, decadent example of Pomerol.

5,573 Views   Tasted
2009 Hosanna opens with an inky purple hue. Smoke, black and blue fruit, earth, fudge, and kirsch aromas. Powerful, full bodied, and concentrated, with layers of silky fruit, this decadently styled Pomerol fills the mouth while coating the teeth and palate with ripe berries, chocolate, and spice. The finish lasts close to 60 seconds. 97-98 Pts

2009 Hosanna opens with an inky purple hue. Smoke, black and blue fruit, earth, fudge, and kirsch aromas. Powerful, full bodied, and concentrated, with layers of silky fruit, this decadently styled Pomerol fills the mouth while coating the teeth and palate with ripe berries, chocolate, and spice. The finish lasts close to 60 seconds. 97-98 Pts

6,702 Views   Tasted
2008
93
Seemingly young, with strong notes of licorice, espresso, smoke and truffle to fill the air. Concentrated, full bodied and layered with ripe, sweet, dark plum and cherry notes, give this a few more years before you start popping corks.

Seemingly young, with strong notes of licorice, espresso, smoke and truffle to fill the air. Concentrated, full bodied and layered with ripe, sweet, dark plum and cherry notes, give this a few more years before you start popping corks.

3,005 Views   Tasted
Full bodied, lush, round and plummy, with an earthy, floral, black cherry, truffle and espresso nose, the wine feels great on your palate. Not quite there, you can give this wine more time as it has the structure to age nicely.

Full bodied, lush, round and plummy, with an earthy, floral, black cherry, truffle and espresso nose, the wine feels great on your palate. Not quite there, you can give this wine more time as it has the structure to age nicely.

5,998 Views   Tasted
Popped and poured, plum, chocolate, truffle and black raspberry aromatics took little effort to find. Full bodied, rich, plush and easy to taste, this is a very nice style of Pomerol. However, a few more years of age are going to add a lot of complexity and softness in texture.

Popped and poured, plum, chocolate, truffle and black raspberry aromatics took little effort to find. Full bodied, rich, plush and easy to taste, this is a very nice style of Pomerol. However, a few more years of age are going to add a lot of complexity and softness in texture.

3,745 Views   Tasted
Deeply colored, almost inky, the wine feels like pure polished silk as it flows over your palate. Rich, opulent, and decadent in style, this ripe wine is pure velvet with a lot of intensity. The extremely long finish coats every nook and cranny of your mouth.

Deeply colored, almost inky, the wine feels like pure polished silk as it flows over your palate. Rich, opulent, and decadent in style, this ripe wine is pure velvet with a lot of intensity. The extremely long finish coats every nook and cranny of your mouth.

5,007 Views   Tasted
2006
93
The epitome of Pomerol, combining floral, truffle, espresso, dark red fruit and licorice elements. Refined, structured and elegant, the full bodied wine is graceful, young, long and fresh. Give it another 4-6 more years in the cellar and it should develop a lot more nuance and grace.

The epitome of Pomerol, combining floral, truffle, espresso, dark red fruit and licorice elements. Refined, structured and elegant, the full bodied wine is graceful, young, long and fresh. Give it another 4-6 more years in the cellar and it should develop a lot more nuance and grace.

3,614 Views   Tasted
Structured, rich and concentrated, this is more supple textured than many Pomerol wines from 2006. Packed with ripe, juicy plums, truffle and choclate covered cherries, I'd let this rest until at least 2016 before starting to enjoy its ample charms.

Structured, rich and concentrated, this is more supple textured than many Pomerol wines from 2006. Packed with ripe, juicy plums, truffle and choclate covered cherries, I'd let this rest until at least 2016 before starting to enjoy its ample charms.

3,368 Views   Tasted
2005
95
Sensuous, silky and smooth, with a wealth of plush fruits, oak and earthy, this sexy wine can be enjoyed now, or if you delay your gratification, you’ll be rewarded with even silkier textures and complexities.

Sensuous, silky and smooth, with a wealth of plush fruits, oak and earthy, this sexy wine can be enjoyed now, or if you delay your gratification, you’ll be rewarded with even silkier textures and complexities.

3,536 Views   Tasted
This sensuous, powerful, concentrated Pomerol is filled with chocolate covered black cherry, truffle, earth, flowers and plum. The opulent textures and deep, long, luxurious finish complete the experience. Still young and tannic, give it a few more years to add more complexity.

This sensuous, powerful, concentrated Pomerol is filled with chocolate covered black cherry, truffle, earth, flowers and plum. The opulent textures and deep, long, luxurious finish complete the experience. Still young and tannic, give it a few more years to add more complexity.

6,179 Views   Tasted
From a typical Pomerol blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this opulent, lush, sexy, rich and exotic style of Pomerol is filled with dark chocolate covered plums, flowers, truffles, licorice, earth, figs and black cherry liqueur. This is a decadent Bordeaux wine that offers true hedonistic experience. Give it another 4-7 years before it really begins to strut its stuff.

From a typical Pomerol blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this opulent, lush, sexy, rich and exotic style of Pomerol is filled with dark chocolate covered plums, flowers, truffles, licorice, earth, figs and black cherry liqueur. This is a decadent Bordeaux wine that offers true hedonistic experience. Give it another 4-7 years before it really begins to strut its stuff.

6,872 Views   Tasted
2004
92
Roses, chocolate, truffle and black cherry aromas let you know you are in Pomerol. Soft, sweet and silky, this is starting to open and deliver the goods.

Roses, chocolate, truffle and black cherry aromas let you know you are in Pomerol. Soft, sweet and silky, this is starting to open and deliver the goods.

3,921 Views   Tasted
Plum, floral, cocoa and earthy aromas open to a ready to drink Pomerol with medium body and soft, elegant, plum and cherry finish.

Plum, floral, cocoa and earthy aromas open to a ready to drink Pomerol with medium body and soft, elegant, plum and cherry finish.

3,728 Views   Tasted
2003
83
Lightly colored, this reminded me of over cooked fruit. This medium bodied finished with an unappealing tart quality.

Lightly colored, this reminded me of over cooked fruit. This medium bodied finished with an unappealing tart quality.

3,774 Views   Tasted
2001
94
The double decanting for 2 hours really helped, as the wine softened and lost its oaky qualities, morphing into a soft, elegant, sensuous, plummy, chocolate, floral and truffle filled treat.

The double decanting for 2 hours really helped, as the wine softened and lost its oaky qualities, morphing into a soft, elegant, sensuous, plummy, chocolate, floral and truffle filled treat.

4,427 Views   Tasted
This has entered its prime time drinking window. And why not? It's close to 15 years of age. With an hour of air, the dark chocolate, plum, black cherry, truffle, licorice, earth and floral character start to shine. The wine is full bodied, fresh, plush and offers a lot of pleasure today.

This has entered its prime time drinking window. And why not? It's close to 15 years of age. With an hour of air, the dark chocolate, plum, black cherry, truffle, licorice, earth and floral character start to shine. The wine is full bodied, fresh, plush and offers a lot of pleasure today.

4,270 Views   Tasted
This is one sexy wine. With its velvet textures, truffle, plum, chocolate and floral aromas, silky fruits and lmulti-ayered finish, it's hard to put the glass down. This is one of those wines that is finished all too soon.

This is one sexy wine. With its velvet textures, truffle, plum, chocolate and floral aromas, silky fruits and lmulti-ayered finish, it's hard to put the glass down. This is one of those wines that is finished all too soon.

4,111 Views   Tasted
2001 Hosanna was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine required coaxing to generate the earthy, truffle, black and blue stone fruit and chocolate aromas. Plush tannins and good concentration are an important part of this Pomerol's make up. The wine ends with a tight, cocoa and plummy finish. This bottle was more closed than previous examples. 91 Pts

2001 Hosanna was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine required coaxing to generate the earthy, truffle, black and blue stone fruit and chocolate aromas. Plush tannins and good concentration are an important part of this Pomerol's make up. The wine ends with a tight, cocoa and plummy finish. This bottle was more closed than previous examples. 91 Pts

4,615 Views   Tasted
This begins with sweet, spicy roasted fruit and mineral aromatics. On the palate, its opulent texture finishes with a splash of sweet, ripe, chewy plums topped with dark chocolate.

This begins with sweet, spicy roasted fruit and mineral aromatics. On the palate, its opulent texture finishes with a splash of sweet, ripe, chewy plums topped with dark chocolate.

3,685 Views   Tasted
Deep ruby color. Plums, chocolate and jam on the nose. Very fat, big, dense and concentrated on the palate. Note to self, revisit in 5 years.

Deep ruby color. Plums, chocolate and jam on the nose. Very fat, big, dense and concentrated on the palate. Note to self, revisit in 5 years.

4,346 Views   Tasted
This proudly strutted its earthy, plummy, spicy charms. Already accessible, this will not be a long ager. But, it's going to award ample pleasure over the next decade.

This proudly strutted its earthy, plummy, spicy charms. Already accessible, this will not be a long ager. But, it's going to award ample pleasure over the next decade.

3,439 Views   Tasted
2000
95
Youthfull, fresh, full-bodied, rich and luscious, the oak is now much better integrated than it was 2 years ago allowing all those juicy, ripe, sweet, earthy, chocolate dusted, dark plums and black cherries to come to the surface. The tannins are softening and the wine is filling out. Another 2-3 years and this could really start showing its stuff.

Youthfull, fresh, full-bodied, rich and luscious, the oak is now much better integrated than it was 2 years ago allowing all those juicy, ripe, sweet, earthy, chocolate dusted, dark plums and black cherries to come to the surface. The tannins are softening and the wine is filling out. Another 2-3 years and this could really start showing its stuff.

3,506 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

3,391 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

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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The debut vintage from this new Pomerol winery is medium bodied, bright, fresh and elegant in style, offering a red berry, herb, earth and espresso character, with notes of thyme. This is at peak and does not want, or need further aging.

The debut vintage from this new Pomerol winery is medium bodied, bright, fresh and elegant in style, offering a red berry, herb, earth and espresso character, with notes of thyme. This is at peak and does not want, or need further aging.

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