95 Points

Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Tasted blind, this wine had a red center with tawny rims. The medium+ intensity nose showed black cherry, rhubarb, soil, and brown spices.

Fortunately, there was no sign of the problems that often plague the '83 vintage. The mouth was rich with great rounded tannin. It also had excellent, refined length length which developed into the classic "peacock tail".

This impressive wine appears to be in its drinking window and should remain there for many years.

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