The 2019 is a blend of 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc, and will be aged for 16-18 months in 50% new French oak. Deep purple in the glass with a smoky and glossy nose of morello cherries and vanilla. The palate is grippy and dense with black fruit and mouthcoating tannins. This is bold and firm at this early stage and will need time in the bottle to unfurl. Smoky oak offers clove and nutmeg in tandem with dark cherries on a long finish.
|Score: 17.5||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020|
The 2019 Hosanna continues this Pomerol cru's strong run of form. Picked between 20 September and 3 October, it is matured in 50% new oak. It contains a little more Cabernet Franc than previous vintages (31%). It has a divine bouquet, pure and delineated with intoxicating scents of blackberry, raspberry preserve, rose petals, hints of blood orange and a light smear of honey. The palate is beautifully balanced with filigree tannins and perfectly judged acidity. Cabernet Franc contributes an extra dimension to the finish. This might well be the best Hosanna since its inception.
2025 - 2055
|Score: 96/98||Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020|
The 2019 Hosanna sports a deep garnet-purple color and flamboyant notes of crushed black cherries, black raspberries, fruitcake and boysenberries with hints of allspice, potpourri, tilled soil and wild mushrooms plus a provocative touch of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with spiced black fruit layers, textured by beautifully plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy.
|Score: 95/97||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020|
The aromas and flavors of blueberries, black olives, black chocolate and minerals are very impressive. It’s full-bodied, layered and powerful. Focused and chewy.
|Score: 95/96||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020|
The strengths of 2019 appear incredibly well suited to Hosanna, which is shaping up to be one of the most compelling wines of the year. Rich and sumptuous to the core, with stunning depth. The 2019 is simply breathtaking. Plum, chocolate, licorice, leather and dark spice all build effortlessly. As always, Hosanna is a Pomerol built on fruit density and volume. About 2/3rds of the property is planted with 60+ year old vines (the oldest in the Moueix stable) that clearly handled the rigors of the summer heat well. The 2019 is big, bold and beautiful. What a wine!
|Score: 96/98||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020|
69% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc. Barrel sample.
The nose is a little more reserved and austere but the leafy freshness of the Cabernet Franc is apparent. Lovely texture, the layered fruit fleshing out fine but firm tannins. Definitely has lift and freshness, the finish clean and persistent. Staying power, I would think. (JL)
Drink 2028 – 2044
|Score: 17+||James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020|