"Sports a briary edge, with an ample core of red currant and raspberry fruit, studded with anise, apple wood and incense notes. Still backward today, with the grip winning out, but all the pieces are in place. This should be a more classic, restrained version when it settles in fully. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,365 cases made. –JM" (WS)
"Now one of my favorite Pomerols (a 2005 tasted in Beijing, China recently was out of this world), the 2011 Hosanna does not have the power of that vintage, or 2009 and 2010, but it exhibits complex forest floor, floral, black raspberry and black cherry notes. With a savory, broad opulence as well as a medium to full-bodied appeal, this silky smooth, seductive, complex wine can be drunk now or cellared for a decade or more." (WA)
"Bright, deep ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of sour red cherry, redcurrant, licorice, iron and minerals. Very suave on entry, then tactile and quite firm in the middle, with pungent flavors of sour red berries and spices. Tightly coiled, cool and reserved in the typical youthful Hosanna way, showing a restrained sweetness and obvious class. The very long finish is quite tannic but not hard, featuring excellent grip and subtle violet and mineral nuances. Forget about this in the cellar for another ten years." (IWC)
"92-94. Barrel sample. An impressive and powerful wine, with its tannins packed into rich flavors of bitter chocolate and black fruit.
— (5/11/2012) — 93" (WE)
"Deep in color, chocolate, floral, black raspberry, cherry, oak and plum scents are easy to find. Plush, round textures, with layers of silky, velvety plum and cherry is made better by the wine’s freshness and length, which feel great on the palate. 93-95 Pts
94 points - Tasted Apr 21, 2012" (JL)
"A red with plum and milk-chocolate character, plus hints of hazelnut. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a fruity finish. Subtle and firm. Stylish cocoa, berry and mineral undertones. Better in 2016." (JS)