Henri Duboscq brilliantly orchestrates this Saint-Estephe. It offers a very dark color for this exceptional vintage. The Haut-Marbuzet 2010 displays a nose of forest floor and blackberry cream along with spicy and dark chocolate notes. The palate is sumptuous, dense, and fleshy with creamy, rich tannins that do not lack freshness or dynamism. Cabernets Sauvignons are indeed racy. This wine combines density and tannic elegance. The finish ends with very persistent aromas and confirms the great ageing capacity of this wine that will have to be cellared before its true fineness can be enjoyed.
Parker : 87 / 100 J. Suckling : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Haut-Marbuzet offers notions of sweaty leather, pencil lead and sautéed herbs with a core of baked blackberries and warm cassis plus a medicinal waft. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has mouth-coating black fruit preserves with loads of earthy/savory nuances and a chewy texture, finishing with lovely freshness.