2018 Château Hosanna, Pomerol

2018 Château Hosanna, Pomerol

The 2018 Hosanna smells quite savoury, but while the nose is a bit closed, the palate is stonking. Coolness and poise here, and lovely delicate berries and a touch of herbal complexity. The nose needs time, but the palate shows the potential.

Critic score
94.75/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    70% Merlot
    30% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2045info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%

Tasting notes

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(95—97)/100

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.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(93)/100

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(95—96)/100

I expected the 2018 Hosanna to be super-rich and flamboyant, but instead I am quite struck by how finessed it is. There is plenty of depth and intensity in the glass, but at the same time, Hosanna retains a level of both translucence and structure that make it wonderfully complete. My impression is that the 2018 is still holding quite a bit back in reserve, and that is a very good thing.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(93—96)/100

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