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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Slow-braised beef

The Story

Tucked between châteaux Cos d'Estournel and Montrose, the vineyard covers 61 hectares (150 acres) and is planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Overlooking the Gironde estuary, it is mainly located on the gravel ridge of Marbuzet and the plateau of Long Treytin. The high proportion of merlot, rather unusual in traditional blendings, as well as a long maturing in new oak barrels, greatly contribute to the mellowness of the wine. Often described as exotic or opulent, Haut-Marbuzet wines develop a suppleness and an individual expressive character that are unusual in the normally austere style of Saint-Estèphe.
A second wine is produced from the vines under 12 years old, under the label Château MacCarthy which bears the name of the Irish Jacobite family who created the vineyard.

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Origin

Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Haut-Marbuzet 2014  ( Château Haut-Marbuzet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Elegant nose with persistant character, well structured fruit, hints of balmy spices. On the palate well balanced with good weight and length, ripe tannins and juicy finish."

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