Chateau Haut Marbuzet

Chateau Haut Marbuzet produces one of the most hedonistic and voluptuous wines in the Médoc today. It is classified as a cru bourgeois, yet its wines regularly outshine many offerings from its more illustrious grand cru classés neighbours. The 40 hectare estate is located about 2 kilometres north of Cos d'Estournel in the tiny hamlet of Marbuzet in St-Estéphe. Its vineyards are well sited facing the Gironde estuary and are planted on gravel rich soils.

The property was purchased in 1952 by Hervé Dubosq and is now owned and managed by his son, Henri. The wine is now typically a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The high percentage of Merlot accentuates the fleshy, supple side of the wine and this is further accentuated by harvesting as late as possible and by maturing the wine in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months. Henri Dubosq's wines are rich and voluptuous to drink young with plenty of concentrated fruit and chocolatey-vanilla aromas, yet also age beautifully.

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