Château Haut-Marbuzet


  • Ideally located near two famous Grands Cru Classés, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Montrose
  • The Duboscq family managed to raise Château Haut-Marbuzet among the best wines of the Saint-Estèphe appellation, and even the Médoc as a whole
  • Henri Duboscq is easily defined as “a gascon voluble, exuberant and caressing” and he wanted to make a wine that resembles him …
  • A great brand that appeals to consumers

In Saint-Estèphe, you will find the historic place “Marbuzet” between the Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Montrose. This hamlet is home to several domains, but among them the most remarkable is of course the Château Haut-Marbuzet. The revival and rise of the property began in 1952 when Hervé Duboscq bought 7 hectares in life annuity. Without initial training, he became passionate about wine and began to reconstruct the vast estate that had been broken up a century earlier by the heirs of the MacCarthy family. Following the various acquisitions of neighboring vineyards, the domain will reach in 1996 the area of ??61 hectares.

Today, this exceptional vineyard covers 61 hectares and Hervé Duboscq is still at the helm, now assisted by his two sons Bruno and Hughes. The grape variety is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vast majority of the Château Haut-Marbuzet vineyard is carried by a ridge of gravel in the clay-limestone subsoil with the presence of iron. In the vineyards, one immediately notices the high density of plantation, about 9000 feet / ha on average. It should be noted here that a high density makes it possible, among other things, to have at equal yield fewer bunches per vine, hence better quality grapes. No chemical weed killers are used in vines that are plowed and scratched. What makes the personality of Haut-Marbuzet probably lies largely in the winemaking. The grapes are harvested very ripe (sometimes almost overripe) and then destemmed.  Macerations are long. Henri Duboscq remains attached to the traditional equipment and works a lot the diversification of the woods and the heaters to look for a real richness of the aromas.

At the tasting, this wine offers a real intensity and a striking richness. It can be kept in a cellar for years and will get even better after 5 to 10 years on some vintages

Their Team

  • Owner : Famille DUBOSCQ
  • Managers : Henri DUBOSCQ et Anne-Marie BESSE-DUBOSCQ
  • Cellar Master : Henri DUBOSCQ
  • Head of Culture : Franck LABARTHE
  • Oenologist : Henri DUBOSCQ