|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol|
This small vineyard was created by Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix from the best vines of the former Château Certan Giraud. The first vintage was 1999. The 4.5 hectares are planted with 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc although only 3.5 hectares are currently in production. the average vine age is 40 years old.
Harvested in 2022 from September 5th to 19th. The blend is 74% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and the yield was 24 hl/ha
Offering up aromas of blackberries, minty blackcurrants, licorice and spices, the 2022 Hosanna is full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a broad, velvety attack that segues into a layered, fleshy mid-palate of ripe but lively fruit that's framed by polished tannins. This is always one of the more extravagant wines in the Mouiex portfolio, but in 2022 its exuberance remains in check.
The 2022 Hosanna was picked from 5-19 September. This is backward, almost surly on the nose. Blackberry, wild mint and light blood orange aromas reluctantly manifest on the nose; iodine touches emerge later. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the black fruit laced with tobacco and thyme. There is something almost stentorian about this Hosanna, and as such, it will demand a decade in bottle. A serious Pomerol that is a bit saturnine at the moment. I am prudent with my score because I would like a little more finesse. 2029-2050
Deep purple, with smoky, oily cassis on the nose, lifted by notes of violet. The palate is direct, grippy and tightly wound. Ripe damson jam, clove, nutmeg bring a plush, rounded fruit quality to set against the mouthcoating tannins. Very long, sweet and perfumed on the finish.
Wow. This is an incredibly structured Hosanna with tannin tension and density, yet resilience and verve. Full and dense while being weightless and bright at the end. Thought-provoking contrasts. Old vine magic. One for the cellar. 74% merlot and 26% cabernet franc.
The 2022 Hosanna is a blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc, sporting a deep garnet-purple color. After a swirl or two the most gorgeous perfume of red roses, juicy black cherries, and black raspberries erupts from the glass, followed by wafts of crushed rocks, cast iron pan, and unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate is very tightly wound with loads of bright red and black fruit layers, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing long and perfumed. Beautiful.
Black chocolate and espresso on first hit, this is measured, enjoyable, slowly and carefully builds in drama through the palate, highly charged but with balance and a kick of slate. The body of the wine centres around cassis, bilberry, rosemary, turmeric, an edge of exoticism with a welcome shot of freshness. A muscular wine, fully capable to supporting the intensity of the vintage. Harvest September 5 to 19, 4.5ha.
74% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample.
Discreet but complex. Red-fruit fragrance with a floral nuance. Tannins ripe and long providing a smooth-textured feel. Clean, long finish. Not the most exuberant but plenty of substance. (JL)
Drink 2030– 2045