Robert Parker 94
" This limited production wine is made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from the very finest part of the vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol, which used to be known as Certan-Giraud. It often reminds me of Cheval Blanc, at least from an aromatic perspective, but in 2006 the wine seems to verge in the direction of the more exotic, flamboyant style of Le Pin. Dense plum/ruby to the rim, with a sweet nose of roasted coffee, caramel, mocha, and lavish quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit, this wine has a lush, sensual texture, full-bodied depth, and stunning length and purity. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 12-15 years. "
Wine Enthuasist 93
" Big and dense, this is a wine that also shows a firm side. Its opening richness is given a mineral edge that structures the ripe, foursquare texture and gives shape to spice and blueberry flavors. It is obvious the wine needs aging, probably for five years or more. "
Neal Martin 91
"This is an impressive Hosanna with a fruit-driven, floral blueberry and cassis-scented nose with touches of Valrhona chocolate and vanilla, all with exemplary definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a lithe, spicy entry, quite opulent for the vintage, generous and supple with a suave cassis finish. Tasted January 2010."
Wine Spectator 90
" Black chocolate and berry character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, caressing finish. Best after 2012. "
" In early 1999, Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased a property in Pomerol called Chateau Certan-Giraud. The property consisted of two distinctly different parcels; the parcel on the elevated part of the property was renamed Chateau Hosanna and the remaining parcel was later sold." ~ Winery notes
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