Chateau Margaux, 1983
Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe
Description and Reviews:
*** 96 points Robert Parker ***
*** 96 Points Wine Journal ***
"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." Robert Parker Bordeaux 3rd Ed.
"Tasted at the Amuse Bouche offline in Hong Kong. I though in the melee of bottles this was overlooked, perhaps because everyone knows that it is a great wine. It is consistent with previous notes: beautifully defined on its vivacious nose, wonderful symmetry and tension on the palate. It is one of those bottles that can get lost when so much is going on around it, because it is such a subtle Margaux, there is no need to show off. Tasted November 2011." Neil Martin Wine journal
level in neck, labels slight bin soiled, capsules v sl. corrosion.
Wine - Red, Bordeaux
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