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Château Haut-Marbuzet

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2023
93
Supple, fresh, and juicy, the wine is vibrant, fruity, soft, creamy, and loaded with sweet, ripe, black cherries, pepper, chocolate, and herbs. There is good length, and energy, with blackberries, espresso, dark chocolate, spice, and currants in the finish. Drink from 2028-2045. 92-94 Pts

Supple, fresh, and juicy, the wine is vibrant, fruity, soft, creamy, and loaded with sweet, ripe, black cherries, pepper, chocolate, and herbs. There is good length, and energy, with blackberries, espresso, dark chocolate, spice, and currants in the finish. Drink from 2028-2045. 92-94 Pts

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2022
95
A gem of a wine with its blend of ripe, fleshy, blackberries, espresso, smoke, dark chocolate, and spice. The wine is expressive, showy, and packed with layers of polished, sweet, lush fruits with length, vibrancy, and character. It is nice to see a return to a high-level of quality for this estate. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

A gem of a wine with its blend of ripe, fleshy, blackberries, espresso, smoke, dark chocolate, and spice. The wine is expressive, showy, and packed with layers of polished, sweet, lush fruits with length, vibrancy, and character. It is nice to see a return to a high-level of quality for this estate. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
25
Espresso, peppery red fruits, smoke, licorice and spice aromatics pop in the nose. The palate is polished, round, medium-bodied, fruity and forward, with an espresso tinted accent that comes along with the cherries and currants in the finish. This is going to be easy to enjoy on release and over the next decade or a bit longer. Drink from 2025-2037.

Espresso, peppery red fruits, smoke, licorice and spice aromatics pop in the nose. The palate is polished, round, medium-bodied, fruity and forward, with an espresso tinted accent that comes along with the cherries and currants in the finish. This is going to be easy to enjoy on release and over the next decade or a bit longer. Drink from 2025-2037.

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Round, polished, fruity and forward, the soft, smoky, dark red fruits with their espresso tinted accent are going to be easy to enjoy on release and over the next decade or so. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

Round, polished, fruity and forward, the soft, smoky, dark red fruits with their espresso tinted accent are going to be easy to enjoy on release and over the next decade or so. Drink from 2023-2034. 90-92

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2020
95
Deeply colored, the wine pops with its showy nose of espresso, truffle, smoke, licorice, cocoa, blackberry and black cherries. Medium/full-bodied, with soft, silky, polished textures, lift and multiple layers of ripe, sweet, polished, lusciously-textured fruits that linger. This scored much higher in bottle than it did in barrel as the is close to fully integrated. This is clearly the best vintage ever produced at Haut Marbuzet! Give it a few more years in the cellar and you are going to have a gem in your cellar. Drink from 2025-2045.

Deeply colored, the wine pops with its showy nose of espresso, truffle, smoke, licorice, cocoa, blackberry and black cherries. Medium/full-bodied, with soft, silky, polished textures, lift and multiple layers of ripe, sweet, polished, lusciously-textured fruits that linger. This scored much higher in bottle than it did in barrel as the is close to fully integrated. This is clearly the best vintage ever produced at Haut Marbuzet! Give it a few more years in the cellar and you are going to have a gem in your cellar. Drink from 2025-2045.

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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

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
93
There is a strong oaky note on the nose, which is the first thing you notice until you begin to dig into all of its spicy, savory-tinged, red fruits, citrus and wet earthy nuances. Lush, round and richly textured, the medium-bodied wine shows a plush, polished, fresh, sweet, vibrant cherry character that shines brightly on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2037.

There is a strong oaky note on the nose, which is the first thing you notice until you begin to dig into all of its spicy, savory-tinged, red fruits, citrus and wet earthy nuances. Lush, round and richly textured, the medium-bodied wine shows a plush, polished, fresh, sweet, vibrant cherry character that shines brightly on the mid-palate and in the finish. Drink from 2025-2037.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
90
Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, and aromatic, with a lean to its floral, tobacco, espresso, and currant personality, you can enjoy this now and for at least another 15 years with ease. Drink from 2022-2037.

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright, and aromatic, with a lean to its floral, tobacco, espresso, and currant personality, you can enjoy this now and for at least another 15 years with ease. Drink from 2022-2037.

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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.

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.

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2016
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.

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.

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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!

Round, plush textures, dark, juicy, fat plums, blackberries and happy tannins climax in a smoky, oaky, tasty finish. Best wine here in years!

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2015
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.

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.

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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

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
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

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
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.

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

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2012
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

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
87
Blending 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.4% ABV. 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

Blending 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.4% ABV. 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
88
Haut Maubuzet - Medium boded, cassis filled, correctly made, beefy wine that should drink well shortly after release. 87-89 Pts

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

8,261 Views   Tasted
2009
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

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

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2008
88
Already fun to drink, the wine offers blackberries, earth, smoke and coffee bean aromas, soft tannins with a slightly, oaky finish.

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

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2006
89
Oaky, round, lush and ready to drink, with its medium/full bodied, licorice, smoke, espresso, blackberry, plum and tobacco filled charm.

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

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2005
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.

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.

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2003
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.

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.

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2000
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...

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...

3,562 Views   Tasted
1990
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.

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.

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1982
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.

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.

3,589 Views   Tasted