1983 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 98
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 1983 Margaux, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 1994
Wine of the vintage. Massive with exuberant aromas of cassis lead pencil and fruit which follow through on the palate. Full-bodied and incredibly velvety. Long long finish. Try after 1998.--The Bordeaux 50. -JS
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
As I have noted consistently this can be a breathtaking wine but having tasted it close to a dozen times since the last edition of this book over half the bottles were marred by tainted corks. In fact one would almost... As I have noted consistently this can be a breathtaking wine but having tasted it close to a dozen times since the last edition of this book over half the bottles were marred by tainted corks. In fact one would almost wonder if there was TCA problem in part of the wine storage area. The percentage of corked half-bottles is even higher than in the regular format. However when clean this 1983 which has seemingly reached full maturity far faster than I would have guessed a mere four years ago has a dense murky plum/purple color and a gorgeous nose of smoked herbs damp earth mushrooms and sweet creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and violets The wine is medium to full-bodied deep rich and powerful with sweet tannins and loads of fruit concentration. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted 11/02. -Bordeaux Book 4th Edition
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Deep ruby-red. Exotic aromas of cassis meat and smoke plus a whiff of funky wood. Then remarkably sweet lush and suave with a flavor of raw berries. Pure Margaux silkiness allied to firm structure. Finishes very long with... Deep ruby-red. Exotic aromas of cassis meat and smoke plus a whiff of funky wood. Then remarkably sweet lush and suave with a flavor of raw berries. Pure Margaux silkiness allied to firm structure. Finishes very long with rich sweet tannins. Remarkable wine particularly considering that the bottle was not perfect. Pristine bottles of this wine are just now embarking on their period of peak drinkability which should last another 20 years or more.