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2018 Hosanna, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407962 99 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A real powerhouse of a Pomerol, the 2018 Château Hosanna checks in as a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, all from a tiny, 11-acre parcel of blue clay and more red, gravelly soils in the heart of the appellation. This site has good neighbors, with Vieux Château Certan (and Certan de May) to the south, Lafleur just to the north, Petrus to the east, and La Fleur-Petrus to the west. Gorgeous blackcurrants, plum, chocolate, scorched earth, tobacco leaf, and graphite are just some of the nuances here, and this beauty is full-bodied, has a wonderfully textured, opulent mouthfeel, silky tannins, and one heavenly finish. It's up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, and that includes both banks. This straight-up stunning Pomerol will be drinkable with just 4-5 years of bottle age yet cruise for 30-40 years! 99+ Inner quote mark (3/2021)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark An intense, juicy red with lots of meat, berry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Pure fruit. It’s full-bodied and dense with lots of fine tannins and richness. So powerful and long. Super length. Very muscular, yet agile at the same time. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Hosanna is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose needs a bit of swirling and coaxing before it soars from the glass with compelling blue and black fruit scents of blueberry pie, blackberry preserves and stewed plums, plus hints of spice cake, unsmoked cigars and violets with a touch of cloves. The full-bodied palate shimmers with opulence, laden with black fruit preserves layers, supported by seductively plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and oh-so-spicy. It is very tempting to drink now, but 3-5 years of patience will offer a little cerebral tertiary contribution to all that decadent fruit. It should easily cellar for 25 years thereafter. (LPB) 96+ Inner quote mark (3/2021)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Hosanna is rich and succulent, as it always is, and yet remains incredibly finessed on the palate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, cloves, licorice and lavender all flesh out as the 2018 opens in the glass. Pliant and supple with silky tannins, the 2018 will drink well with minimal cellaring, if desired. As always, Hosanna is the most flamboyant of the Mouiex wines. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This small property has produced a surprisingly restrained, stylish wine for its great richness. Ripe tannins showcase the black-currant fruits, with the perfumed Cabernet Franc balanced by dense Merlot in a harmonious whole. This is a wine to age. (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A big, muscular, powerful, classic, rich Pomerol; this can take the alcohol in its stride. Expect plenty of coffee, tobacco leaf, cigar and chocolate along with a slice of damson purée and black cherry. Serious, with a ton of years ahead of it. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This shows bay and tobacco leaf notes along the edges of a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit. It all melds together through the finish, ending with an echo of warm earth. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

K&L Notes

95 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Hosanna has a boisterous bouquet that charges out of the glass like a bull in a bullring, delivering intense black fruit, tobacco, sage and earthy aromas, exuberant aromatics that you keep returning to and finding another nuance. The palate is just beautiful. It delivers gorgeous pure black fruit laced with truffle and tobacco, lightly spiced and very cohesive. Smooth as a baby’s bottom, it fans out gloriously on the finish, yet as I mentioned before, it is a long-term Pomerol." (3/2021)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/6/2019 | Send Email
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Wow-this wine is so exotic. Cabernet Franc sure shines through on this red berry flavored wine. A full mouthful here, but not jammy. Superb balance--delicious now!
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By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/15/2019 | Send Email
Extremely engaging and enticing aromatics of pure black fruit have you going back to the glass. It is rich and round on the palate with a melange of blue and black fruit. Still, with all of the depth, there is a telltale elegance as flavors expand through on an impressively long finish. It will be interesting to follow as it ages as there's a lot going on in Hosanna's 2018.

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