Château Hosanna Château Hosanna
December 13, 2018, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2014 Hosanna is a perfect example of this vintage; classic, balanced, and elegant, with little in the way of wow factor yet loads of charm. Ripe currants, black cherries, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and hints of incense all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant, sweetly fruited, and silky Pomerol that’s already drinking beautifully. Enjoy it anytime over the coming 15 years or so.”
March 31, 2017, James Molesworth
“Very dense, with a wall of ganache and loam holding the core of steeped fig, blackberry and black currant fruit in check for now. The tannins are evident yet ripe, and seem to be slowly melding with the fruit. The finish drips with dark earth notes. Patience is required. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,250 cases made.”
February 14, 2017, James Suckling
“Fascinating aromas of crushed raspberries, stones and flowers. Full-bodied, dense and concentrated with fruit, wet concrete and walnut skin. A wine that is tight and structured. Needs time to soften. Try in 2022.”
In the spring of 1999, Ets. Jean-Pierre MOUEIX purchased the Château CERTAN GIRAUD from the eponymous family. The property was divided in two parts, one of which was sold. The remaining acreage, located on the famous plateau of Pomerol, was renamed HOSANNA, a name which evokes praise and acclamation. It faces Château PETRUS and lies between Château LAFLEUR and VIEUX Château CERTAN.
The beautiful red gravel soil has layers of clay; the vines are between 25 and 50 years of age, with an average of 40 years and quite a high percentage of Cabernet Franc. Since the acquisition, extensive work has been carried out in the vineyard, including the installation of new drainage and wells.
Château HOSANNA marries elegance and depth and could become, thanks to the delicate touch of the Cabernet Franc, a feminine counterpart to Château PETRUS.
Soil Composition: Gravel and clay, with a subsoil with clay and iron deposits
Average Vine Age: 40 years old