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Château Hosanna

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2019 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 97

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

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2018 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 97

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

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2017 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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'!

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2016 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 97

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.

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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.

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2015 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2014 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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

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2013 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 0

Hosanna was not produced in 2013.

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2012 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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

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2011 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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

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2010 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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!

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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.

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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

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2009 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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

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2008 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2006 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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2005 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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2004 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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

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2003 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 83

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

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2001 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2000 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 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.

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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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1999 Château Hosanna  (Pomerol) 89

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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