Château Marbuzet in St.-Estèphe has roots in the 18th century, when it was owned by Antoine Domenger, the estate manager of Latour. The estate changed hands over the centuries, and it was for many decades owned by family of Bordeaux wine merchants. The estate is known for its magnificent château, which is on a hillside facing the Gironde river. The 42-acre estate is a Cru Bourgeois Exceptional. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called the Bordeaux "a sound, reliable wine that is well made, very refined, and accessible."
Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.