One of the stars in the world of the crus bourgeois, categorized as cru bourgeois exceptionnel in 2003, this wine is qualitatively at the level of many classed growths. Its rich fruit is punctuated with toasty new wood flavors, which should soften and balance in the next few years. An impressive wine that shows great power.
The aromas are all dominated by new wood. But to taste, this super cru bourgeois is all about fruit. It is sweet, generous, not having typical Saint-Estèphe tannins, but showing more elegance. A great success.
Always a star turn, Haut-Marbuzet hasn’t failed in 2002. It is a modern style of wine, dominated by toast and wood tannins. But there is plenty of rich, black fruit to balance, and the spices and vanilla flavors are already blending well together.
90-92. Barrel sample. With all the freshness of the year, this wine is ripe and soft. It has acidity and juicy black-currant flavor. The wine is spiced, with its ripe tannins well integrated.