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Château Hosanna





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Hosanna, Pomerol, 2020

Tasting Note:

The vineyard here enjoys a terroir of red gravel and clay on “crasse de fer” which is known for producing quite hedonistic wines. The blend includes 25% Cabernet Franc, from very old vines planted in ‘56 and ‘57. A hint of bell pepper, violets, wonderfully perfumed fragrant fruit; pure, silky, purple fruit, good depth, almost drinkable now the tannins so refined and well-integrated. There’s lovely detail with fine herbs and cloves playing with the core of sumptuous fruit. Sometimes, this can be a little too exotic and heady, but this is perfectly pitched and feels classical and very handsome. A brilliant Hosanna.

"Here the focus is on taut, tight and knitted-down fruit. Keeps its integrity and purity through the palate, so think blueberry and blackcurrant, concentrated but with juice and precision. The underlying flavours are spice box, cigar, gunsmoke, with a texture of slate and crushed stone, showcasing both power and minerality. Overall the feel is architectural - pointed, austere, closed down but extremely precise and impressive. Harvest September 17 to 20, yields around 42hl/ha." 95/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

"Sporting an opaque purple-black color, the 2020 Hosanna gallops out of the glass with bright, vivacious scents of crushed black and red plums, mulberries and redcurrant jelly, leading to underlying scents of powdered cinnamon, lilacs, pencil shavings and damp slate with a hint of wild sage. The medium to full-bodied palate is exquisitely constructed, giving lots of nuanced, tightly wound black fruits and earthy layers with a fine-grained texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced". 96-98/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate

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