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Chateau Haut Marbuzet Bordeaux

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Chateau Haut Marbuzet wine for Valentine's Day

Chateau Haut Marbuzet
Bordeaux

If you're looking for a red that exhibits classically sensual aromas, look no further than this Saint-Estèphe. On the nose, the Bordeaux blend offers cedar and toast, a little sweat and earth, along with notes of the red fruits to come. (In some years, it also has an almost smoky quality.) The palate is voluptuous with cherries and berries, brambles and earth with an underlying note that's masculine, feral and sexy.

Rating: 15.5/20

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