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    Chateau Margaux 1983
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Margaux, Bordeaux, France

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    • WS98
    • RP96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Spectator, 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Item no. 6262

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A very classic Margaux with an unquestionably elegant, complex but still rather closed nose. The tannins are full-bodied and ripe on the palate, with no astringency or hardness.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This pulls together all the glorious notes of a fully mature Margaux, with singed cedar, rooibos tea, rose water and sandalwood aromas, followed by a stunning mélange of both fresh and dried red and black fruits, including currant, cherry, raspberry and plum. The long finish lets everything drape together beautifully. Absolutely stunning, this seems in no hurry to go anywhere. Remarkably fresh and defined at this time.

    98 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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