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

Latour

75 IB 0 1 - 275
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1983:
Tasted from my cellar, this wine is fully mature, not terribly concentrated, and slightly herbaceous, exhibiting aromas of sweaty saddle leather, melted asphalt, tobacco, and red as well as black fruits. Notions of caramel and roasted nuts also emerge. A medium-bodied effort with soft tannin, but little persistence and length, it requires consumption over the next decade.Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1983

Margaux

75 IB 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

Mouton Rothschild

75 IB 0 1 - 195
Tasting Notes for Mouton Rothschild, 1983:
Evolving in a positive fashion, 1983 is turning out to be a fine vintage for Mouton. Although not a big wine, this medium-weight Mouton displays an attractive nose of blackcurrants, black-cherries, olives, and minerals. Medium-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin in the finish, as well as beautiful elegance and complexity, this wine is close to reaching its plateau of maturity. I have always thought it resembled this property's 1966. It should last for another 20 years. Last tasted, 7/93. Wine Advocate # 88 Aug 1993
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 1993-2013
 
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