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Château Haut-Marbuzet

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2020 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 92

Dark in color, the wine offers notes of coffee bean, cherries, smoke, spice and peppery herbs. Medium/full-bodied, with a strong oak presence that accompanies the round textures and all the herbs, spices and fruits. The wine ends with a savory character on top of the espresso tinged finish. The oak is still quite present, so give it time to come around. If it integrates, this will be a better wine. 91-93 Pts

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2019 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 92

With a nice dark color, the wine is lush, round and generous. The espresso bean, dark red berry and earthy character shows well here. The oak is still quite present, so give it time to come around and if it integrates, this will be a better wine. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 92

Flowers, espresso, smoke, tobacco leaf, barbecue and black cherries create the aromatic qualities. The wine is rich, round, supple and fruity, with hints of vanilla overtones that ride along perfectly with all the ripe, red berries. This is the best vintage of Haut Marbuzet I have tasted in years. 92 Points

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Dark in color, the wine shows espresso, smoke, earth, thyme, smoke and black cherry with leafy aromatic qualities. This is a super vintage for Haut Marbuzet. The wine is medium bodied with round, juicy, sweet, deep red fruits and a forward style. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 89

Espresso, earth, tobacco haze and blackberries on the nose, this is medium bodied, bright, fresh and soft. You may enjoy this wine early, as the tannins and fruits are extremely tender. 89 Points

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2016 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 91

Smoky, espresso, red plum, cedar and tobacco notes on the nose are paired with the round, forward, sweet, and toasted palate. Early drinking with an open character, this should evolve for 15-20 years with ease. 91 Points

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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

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2015 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 90

It's oaky, but there is ample dark, red earthy berries that work with it. Smoky with a strong espresso note, the wine is round, lush, forward and tasty, with a blackberry and bitter cocoa note in the finish. The wine is better in bottle than it showed in barrel, which is always a good sign. 90 Points

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Espresso, earth, blackberry and coconut aromatics move you to a round, forward, easy-to-taste, dark, red fruit-focused wine with an oaky presence. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 90

A pleasing depth of color, a nose of espresso, earth, blackberry and a sniff of the old cigar box, this wine finishes with a blast of plush, full basket of blackberries and cocoa. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 85

Forward, medium bodied, and a bit too much on the bright red, berry side, with an oaky edge to the overly fresh, red fruits. 85 Points

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2012 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 88

With cedar wood, earth and dark berries, this soft, round-textured, medium-bodied wine is forward in style and finishes with soft ripe cherries. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 87

Blending 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.4% alcohol. Aged in 100% new oak for 12 months before being moved to one year-old barrels to finish the aging. Only a small percentage of the vines were damaged by the September hail storms. They were forced to pick some of their Cabernet Sauvignon vines a little earlier than they would have liked for fear of rot. Ruby in color with oak, clay, earth and wood in the nose. Round, sweet dark berries in the mouth, but there is a woody dry sensation in the finish. This is the 50th vintage for the owner. 85-88 Pts

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2010 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 88

Haut Maubuzet - Medium boded, cassis filled, correctly made, beefy wine that should drink well shortly after release. 87-89 Pts

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2009 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 90

Vanilla, herbs, cedar wood, blackberry, smoke and pepper in the nose, round and opulent in texture, the wine ends with sweet, ripe blackberries and toast. Haut Marbuzet is a wine that always drinks well on the young side due to its lavish oak treatment 90 Points

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2008 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 88

Already fun to drink, the wine offers blackberries, earth, smoke and coffee bean aromas, soft tannins with a slightly, oaky finish. 88 Points

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2006 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 89

Oaky, round, lush and ready to drink, with its medium/full bodied, licorice, smoke, espresso, blackberry, plum and tobacco filled charm. 89 Points

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2005 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 90

Medium/full bodied withsoft, round textures and a perfume filled with coffee bean, black raspberry, wild strawberry, plum and spice, the wine is already drinking well. This will probably be at its best over the next decade as it does not seem to have the stuffing to make it to old age. 90 Points

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2003 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 90

Lush, round and soft in texture, medium bodied and ready to go, the dark red, earthy fruits are silky and seductive. The wine still shows a bit of oak, but the wealth of fruit and opulent textures more than grabs your interest. 90 Points

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2000 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 86

I was surprised by how hard and firm this bottle showed. The wine is much better on the nose than the palate. Usually, the wine is round, voluptuous and fun, but not in this vintage. Did they miss the boat in 2000? Such is life... 86 Points

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1990 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 88

Tobacco, smoke, earth, forest floor, cassis, wood and red plums, medium/full bodied with plush, soft textures. The wine offers more on the nose than the palte. After giving pleasure since the day it was bottled, this St. Estephe wine has started to gently decline. My last bottle of a case purchase. Drink up as it's going to continue losing fruit. 88 Points

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1982 Château Haut-Marbuzet  (St. Estèphe) 89

Not quite the voluptuous beauty I remember this tasting like several years ago. But there is still a lot to like here. The earthy, tobacco, cassis, thyme and cherry pipe nose hits the spot. Soft, round and requiring no decanting time, this is slightly more than fully mature. So if you are sitting on any remaining bottles, drink up. 89 Points

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