Château Haut Marbuzet 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Estèphe
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92.0 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
 
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Experts Reviews

86/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
93/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
94/100
Score de la RVF
RVF
92-93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
15.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
91/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Haut-Marbuzet has quite a lot of cedar to begin, giving way to cassis, earth and red berries scents. The palate is medium-bodied, firm, grainy and oaky with a chewy finish.
86
points on 100
The structure of this wine is firm, in a classic Saint-Estèphe style. Yet at the same time, the fruit is so generous, with a ripe layer of black currants and contrasting acidity.
93
points on 100
Tangy and energetic with a mineral, dried-lemon and dark-berry character. Full body and chewy tannins. All here.
92-93
points on 100
Dark crimson. Very ripe and almost over the top. Sweet and sour. Not a well-knit whole. Really rather a hole in the middle. Sour finish. This may be a poor sample but I am forced to give it a poor mark as I can’t see an obvious fault.
15.5
points on 20
Il impressionne, avec une forte proportion de merlots bien mûrs qui lui confèrent une rondeur et une suavité incroyables. Il conserve un équilibre souverain, avec une parfaite fraîcheur de tanins en finale.
94
points on 100
Round, plush textures, dark, juicy, fat plums, blackberries and happy tannins climax in a smoky, oaky, tasty finish. Best wine here in years!
91
points on 100

Description

In Saint-Estèphe, you will find the locality Marbuzet between Clos d'Estournel and Montrose. The revival and rise of Haut-Marbuzet began in 1952 when Hervé Duboscq bought 7 hectares in life annuity. Without initial training, he became passionate about wine and began to reconstruct the vast estate that had been broken up a century earlier by the heirs of the MacCarthy family. His son, Henri Duboscq, joined him in 1962 and together they will hoist Château Haut-Marbuzet among the best wines of the appellation Saint-Estèphe, and even the Médoc as a whole. Today, the estate covers 61 hectares and Henri Duboscq is still at his head, now assisted by his two sons Bruno and Hughes. 

The vast majority of the vineyards of Haut-Marbuzet are carried by a ridge of gravel in the clay-limestone subsoil with the presence of iron. In the vineyards, one immediately notices the high density of plantation, 9000 feet / ha on average; let us specify here that a high density (not to be confused with strong yield) allows among other things to have equal yield less bunches per vine, therefore grapes of better quality. In Haut-Marbuzet, this high density also makes it possible to increase the competition between the vines and to encourage a deep rooting: "the typicity of the terroir is at four meters". No chemical weed killers are used in vines that are plowed and scratched.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Haut-Marbuzet
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Saint-Estèphe
  • Superficy
    61 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    100% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2025 and 2042
  • Wine apogee
    2033
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Saint-Estèphe is made with a vineyard that has an area of 61 hectares by Château Haut-Marbuzet. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 100% of new barrels.

Saint-Estèphe

Located on the edge of the Gironde estuary, the Saint-Estèphe appellation is located around 50 km north of Bordeaux. Its location between the sea and the estuary gives it a mild climate, concretized by thermal regulation, good sunshine and a mixing of the winds, all of which are beneficial to the proper ripening of the grapes. It seems that vines were already planted on the territory of Saint-Estèphe in Roman times.
From the Middle Ages, the vineyard took off thanks to English traders who came to buy their wine in the port of Bordeaux. From the XVIIth century, the drainage of the marshy lands made it possible to further enlarge the surfaces.