The 2015 Haut-Marbuzet is a wine of great classicism. Indeed, it was created during a vintage which perfection is almost similar the 2010 vintage. The purple-tinted inky red colour is a good indicator of this wine texture. The nose does not give off a lot of aromas before swirling, the wine density is ever-present. Yet, the swirling reveals the aromatic breadth of this Saint-Estephe. A large palette of black fruits prevails with a balsamic hint. The palate is solid, carefully structured on broad and quality tannins. This wine carries good freshness and strength, and has a great ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Haut Marbuzet is a blend of 40% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. There is something a little static on the nose this year, surprising given that it tends to be one of the more lascivious primeur samples. The palate is sweet on the entry, but there is a lack of structure here and it seems to run out of ideas towards the finish. It is balanced and fresh, but missing some depth and grip in the mouth. Probably an earlier drinking Haut-Marbuzet.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Country : France
- Decanter : 89
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc