2012 Hosanna, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1128674 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Hosanna's dense ruby/purple color is followed by a floral, black raspberry, black currant, mulberry, Christmas fruitcake and licorice-scented bouquet. Full-bodied (especially for a 2012 as well as a Pomerol), rich, concentrated and strikingly pure, it combines great finesse/elegance with power and substance. It should drink well when released and age nicely for two decades or more.  (4/ 2013)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

 Delivers a muscular core of plum and raspberry fruit, along with dark currant, black licorice and roasted apple wood flavors, which give a depth and power that belies the vintage's general character. A persistent, muscular edge on the finish is offset nicely by well-buried acidity. This is clearly a step ahead of the 2011.  (4/ 2013)

93-94 points James Suckling

 A young wine with a tangy, fresh acidity and lots of subtle chocolate and berry character. It's full-bodied, with integrated tannins and a long finish. Generous in the end. Sexy for the vintage.  (4/ 2013)

93-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a big and complex, juicy Merlot with blackberry fruits and a mineral edge. Concentration on the palate highlights both spice and a dense texture. Bitter chocolate notes show through on the finish.  (4/ 2013)

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Ruby-purple. Strawberry, cassis, violet and a hint of underbrush on the expressive nose. Suave, sweet and fine-grained, with harmonious, soft acidity nicely framing the delicate, pure flavors of flinty strawberry, smoke and underbrush. Spreads out nicely in the mouth and finishes long and floral, with fine-grained tannins. You can really smell and taste the cabernet franc here.  (6/ 2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Delicately leafy, then the real Moueix McCoy with those very fine, fine tannins, dry and savoury. On the more austere side but with a gentle demeanour. Very fine and elegant. Listen carefully; it does not shout. 17.5/20 points.  (4/ 2013)

K&L Notes

The bright purple fruit is nice, fresh, and clean, and a touch on the herbal side. The 2012 does not possess the deep, exotic fruit of many vintages but will be a fine early-drinking wine. (Ralph Sands, K&L Bordeaux expert)

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