• Rising Stars

Château Haut-Marbuzet

  • Bordeaux


Château Haut-Marbuzet is one of the oldest estates of the Saint-Estèphe appellation.  Its history begins in 1770 with Pétronille and Rose Fatin, who inherited parcels of vineyards from their father, Sylvestre. In 1825, the vines were purchased by the Mac Carthys, an Irish Jacobite family. Due to inheritance issues, the descendants divided the property into eight parts. Seven hectares were given to the Poissonnier family, who called them Haut-Marbuzet. These 7 hectares were then acquired by Hervé Duboscq in 1952. His son, Henri, joined him in reconstructing the estate by acquiring the other seven parts in 1962.  Today, Henri Duboscq runs the estate along with his two sons, Bruno and Hughes. The Mac Carthy family motto “Nothing is difficult to the brave and faithful” embodies the history of this estate.  No chemical herbicides are used on the vines, and harvests are done by hand in the traditional method. The Duboscq family is the first in Saint-Estèpehe to harvest their grapes when they are overripe. The wine is aged in 100% new oak barrels, another thing that makes this family unique.  In 2003, Château Haut-Marbuzet reached their goal when they were promoted from Cru Bourgeois to Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. The wines of Saint-Estèphe are often known for being virile and austere, but Château Haut-Marbuzet is distinct. The wine is brimming with passion, with a lovely aroma of ripe, spicy fruit. It is full-bodied with notes of coffee and spices.

Grape varieties

  • Merlot 50%

  • Cabernet Franc 10%

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%