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+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
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. Try after 2025.
97 points, James Suckling (Jan 2021)