Weinwisser: "Verführerisches Bouquet, reife Alpenheidelbeere, Lakritze und intensives Veilchenparfüm. Im zweiten Ansatz Nougatpralinen, Kirschsaft und Hibiskus. Am komplexen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, herrlicher konzentrierter Extraktfülle, perfekt balancierter Rasse und durchtrainiertem Körper. Im gebündelten, langanhaltenden Finale eine grandiose Symbiose von blauen Beeren und tiefschürfender Terroirwürze."
Suckling: "This is silky and very fine with firm, seamless tannins that are just a tiny bit angular now. Medium body. Plenty of sweet mulberry, raspberry, wet clay and olive notes. Mocha at the end. Long."
Decanter: "Smoked blackberries and ripe cherry fruit combine with green pepper, black pepper, roses and liquorice spice on the nose, the Cabernet Franc coming through in the aromatics. DevilishLy sensual texture and depth of flavour on the palate, it doesn't shout but makes its presence known straight away affirming that it has power but also poise. It's well framed, the tannins so velvety soft and the fruit rich and concentrated - direct and driven - yet with a cool, salty mineral touch that lingers long on the finish. There is an intensity here but at the same time an elegance to the fruit presentation and the finish is elongated. It's charming and will gain further in weight and density over ageing."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Hosanna was picked from September 24 to October 6. It presents a beautiful bouquet of delineated, focused black cherries, blueberry and wilted violet scents, plus a hint of gravel in the background. The palate is fresh on the entry, presaging a typical solid structure, and quite saline, demonstrating much more grip and substance on the finish compared to, say, Latour à Pomerol or La Grave. Cellar this for 4–6 years if you can."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Spices, truffle, espresso, chocolate and red pit fruits with a strong note of flowers and a hint of licorice create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, energetic, fresh, supple, polished and vibrant, with layers of dark chocolate, cherries, black plums, coffee bean and blackberries. Yields were low this year at only 28 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest took place September 24 - October 6. Drink from 2025-2045."
Galloni: "The 2021 Hosanna is a pretty wine, but it is also a bit disjointed at this stage. At times, Hosanna appears to be a touch light, while in other moments the wine is more brooding in character. Coulure was a big issue in younger vine Merlot. Because of that, the 2021 relies more on the older vines, which date back to 1957. Yields were down to 28 hectoliters per hectare as opposed to the more typical 35 or so, which might also explain a sort of intensity that has not taken a clear direction yet. What seems pretty evident, though, is that the 2021 lacks the opulence that is such a signature here. Edouard Moueix explained that the 2021 may spend more time in barrel than normal, which would not surprise me given its current awkward stage. Élevage will be everything here."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Hosanna isn't going to match the top vintages of this cuvée, but it's certainly up with the crème de la crème in this vintage. Sporting a vivid ruby/purple hue, notes of cassis, raspberries, tobacco, and scorched earth, medium body, and considerable elegance and purity, it's an incredibly pretty, floral, satisfying effort that makes the most of the 2021 vintage. I'd drink it any time over the coming 15-20 years."
Falstaff: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Reife Herzkirschen, ein Hauch von Edelholz, Nuancen von Preiselbeeren und zarter Lakritze. Komplex, saftig, engmaschige Textur, feine Fruchtsüße, mineralisch, reife Tannine, verfügt über gute Länge, zartes Nougat im Nachhall, Herzkirschen im Finale."
Wine Advocate: "The 2021 Hosanna is a fleshy, expressive wine, offering up aromas of sweet plums and berries mingled with spices, licorice, rose petals and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, broad and open-knit, it's a lively, charming wine that will likely take on more depth and structure with further élevage in barrel."
Chateau Hosanna, Jean-Pierre MOUEIX, 54, quai du Priourat, BP 129, 33502 Libourne CEDEX, Frankreich