After the Moueix family acquired Ch. Certan-Giraud in 1999, they sold on those sections of the vineyard which were located downhill, away from the choicest Pomerol plateau. They then re-named the improved estate Ch. Hosanna. The wine-making team lost no time in introducing essential changes to vineyard and cellar, which has brought about the birth of a new star in Pomerol. There are three plots of old Cabernet Franc vines here, representing 25% of the production in 2017, the balance being Pomerol’s classic grape, Merlot. Its vineyard is close to, or surrounded by, illustrious neighbours: Vieux Ch. Certan, Certan de May, Lafleur and La Fleur-Pétrus.
Ch. Hosanna 2017 has rich, purple-garnet colour of medium depth, with aromas which leap from the glass, showing red and black fruits, very fresh and fine. Palate shows outstanding concentration of fruit, with balanced structure, creamy texture and captivating length. It again exhibits unmatchable elegance, with all elements merged together, and a peacock’s tail of flavours on the smooth, long finish (for drinking 2022-2032+).