2014 Hosanna, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
A wine of magnificent pedigree, the 2014 Hosanna boasts remarkable depth and translucence. Cloves, violets, plums, blueberries and leather are some of the many notes that flesh out. A dollop of Cabernet Franc gives the 2014 much of its aromatic presence. A spine of firm, imposing tannins propels the explosive, captivating finish. I imagine the 2014 will require quite a bit of patience, but it is a special wine, that much is clear. (AG)
The wine has big tannins and big fruits to match them, which should result in a wine that will age very well. It is rich and exuberant in ripe black fruits and opulence. (RV)
Dense, with solid grip, this remains very pure, featuring a polished beam of raspberry and plum fruit coursing along, inlaid with mouthwatering anise, incense and dried blood orange notes. Shows serious depth and length already, but could improve even more during the élevage. (Web Only-2015) (JM)
Focused and tight with chewy tannins and lots of blueberry, blackberry and a wet earth character. Full body and lightly chewy tannins.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Hosanna 2014, back after a year's absence, makes up for lost time with a winning tobacco and gravel themed bouquet, plenty of black dusky fruit following behind. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. It is less exuberant and voluptuous in style compared to recent vintage, but there is more weight and presence than say, the Certan-de-May, with quite long, lightly spiced, structured finish. Perhaps this Hosanna is atypically 'serious' in style, but it should offer 15 to 20 years' drinking pleasure. (NM)
Scented and alluring. Some lovely fresh Cabernet Franc aromas and a silky texture. Very winning indeed in a medium register. Lots of refreshment (only just not too much acidity). Will always be relatively light but should offer great pleasure. 17/20 points. (JR)