A great Haut-Marbuzet with fantastic concentration, yet firm and framed with polished tannins. Harmonious and driven. One to watch.
James Suckling 95/96 pt.
This is a little more old-school than some, as is often the case with this estate. It doesn’t give too many nods to the prevailing winds and has loyal supporters because of it. What this translates into in 2018 is an austere wine with black fruits and pretty firm tannins that hang around on the finish, making it a little tough to push through but pretty clear that it will age well. It reflects the intensity and concentration that was possible in the vintage but maintains a nice level of freshness too. Good quality.
Drinking Window 2026 – 204
Jane Anson – Decanter – 91 pt.
The 2018 Haut-Marbuzet is deep garnet-purple colored, giving up spices, florals and chocolate with baked berries, plum preserves and cassis. The palate is full-bodied, firm, rich and spicy, finishing long.
Wine Advocate 91/93 pt