2011 Ch Hosanna Pomerol

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Hosanna
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025-2039
Case Size
1x600cl
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2011 Ch Hosanna Pomerol
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Hosanna
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2025-2039
Case Size
1x600cl
Available Now

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, April 2012, Score: 92-94

One of the superstars of the vintage, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc smelled and tasted better than the great Petrus. A stunning opaque ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of spring flowers, black raspberries and licorice. This opulent, velvety textured, full-bodied wine possesses dazzling concentration, adequate acidity and a long finish. What a brilliant effort! It should drink well between 2017 and 2032.

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Region

Pomerol, Red Bordeaux

The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.

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