2006 Hosanna, Pomerol
94 points Robert Parker: "This limited production wine is made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from the very finest part of the vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol, which used to be known as Certan-Giraud. It often reminds me of Cheval Blanc, at least from an aromatic perspective, but in 2006 the wine seems to verge in the direction of the more exotic, flamboyant style of Le Pin. Dense plum/ruby to the rim, with a sweet nose of roasted coffee, caramel, mocha, and lavish quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit, this wine has a lush, sensual texture, full-bodied depth, and stunning length and purity. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 12-15 years." (02/09) 92-94 points Wine Spectator: "Very attractive blackberry, olive and spicy oak on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky, refined tannins and a medium-to-long finish. There's lots going on. This was picked before the rain." (03/07) K&L's notes - Exotic, Asian spice aromas. Exceptionally well balanced. Round tannins. This is the best I have had from here in a long time. **1/2 RS: Tons of exotic, spicy fruit laying in wait under the structure.