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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
1983

Margaux

75 DP 0 1 - 325
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 1983:
The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the result is an astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically powerful and tannic Margaux. The color is dark ruby, the aromas exude ripe cassis fruit, violets, and vanillin oakiness, and the flavors are extremely deep and long on the palate with a clean, incredibly long finish. This full-bodied, powerful wine remains stubbornly backward and at least 5-6 years away from maturity. Last tasted 9/97. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2002-2030
1983

Lafite Rothschild

75 DP 0 2 - 495
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1983:
Finally, the 1983 Lafite is beginning to shed its tannin. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/garnet color with only a slight lightening at the edge. The intoxicatingly perfumed nose of lead pencil, pain grille, red and black fruits, minerals, and roasted herbs is provocative. In the mouth, this wine displays considerable body for a Lafite, plenty of power, and a fleshy, rich, sweet mid-palate. Long, elegant, plump, and surprisingly fleshy, this outstanding example of Lafite seems largely forgotten given the number of high quality vintages during the golden decade of the eighties. Anticipated maturity: Now-2030. Last tasted 3/97 Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 1997-2030
 
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