The Haut-Marbuzet 2009 turns out to be a great Saint-Estephe. In this sunny and generous vintage, this Haut-Medoc wine has an intense and brilliant color. The nose is beautiful with red and black fruit aromas and spicy notes. On the palate, there is a significant attack. This Saint-Estephe is silky, distinguished, and with a flawless frame of well-integrated tannins. The finish is aromatic and smooth. The wine is very open now and tasty on the palate.
Parker : 87 / 100 J. Suckling : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : For the last ten years, many Bordeaux chateaux have backed off the oak treatment, but not Haut-Marbuzet. Vivid, even aggressive vanillin and toast wage an inner struggle with some black currants and black cherries in this flamboyant, overtly woody style of wine. It is medium-bodied, has good to very good concentration, but is certainly not one of the great classics from this well-known property in St.-Estephe. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.