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2018 Château Haut-Marbuzet

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February 25, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

96James Suckling

Crushed strawberries, currants and blackberries on the nose with spice, vanilla and floral undertones. Full body with firm, polished tannins that really grow on the palate. Silky texture with pleasant acidity, leading to a bright, fruity finish with super length.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...nose of ripe black and blue fruits interwoven with lots of toasty oak, earth, and chocolate. Rich, powerful, and concentrated on the palate yet also balanced and lively, with a good spine of acidity...

93Wine Enthusiast

Ripe, spicy and with a firm structure to sustain it, this wine is packed with acidity and bright black currant flavor.

92The Wine Advocate

Exhibiting aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants mingled with sweet spices and vanilla pod, it's medium to full-bodied, suave and seamless, with terrific concentration, refined tannins and a long, penetrating finish.

16Jancis Robinson

High toned and another wine that seems so much riper than most wines from this appellation. Ripe, sweet elderberries. Then pretty punishing dry tannins.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

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.