Red

1983 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 433

  • sdr Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 26, 2019 - Simply superb Margaux at it’s very peak. Gorgeous fragrance of sweet blackberry, cassis and clove. Perfect harmony of fruit, acid and tannin. Silky. Sensual and deeply satisfying. Stunning and exquisite. Great Bordeaux has no equal in the world of wine, at least to me. From a very top shoulder ullage bottle via WineBid.

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  • wineguy1975 Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 25, 2019 - 90 min double decant. Still powerful and youthful despite the age with many years left to drink.

  • dchain Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 29, 2019 - Thank you again Richard! Beautiful ruby. No signs of old age just well matured claret. Amazing nose from the first pour. Still lots of blackberry, cassis fruit, some soil notes but just beautiful jasmine, lily and violet perfume. Dazzling stuff. On the palate just so mellow and balanced. Only medium bodied but in a good way, nothing exaggerated, natural beauty, fantastic balance and length. Drinking better than the 82! More feminine and Margaux like than the 82 which is almost Paulliac like and powerful at the moment. Delicious if you can get your hands on any!

  • rosenst1 wrote: 96 points

    June 15, 2019 - Last bottle or second to last from a couple of cases bought on release in 1985. Cellared mostly at 58 degrees with some years in the 60s. Fill bottom to neck. Cork removed largely intact. Poured a small amount; nose is amazing right out of the bottle. Violets, lavender, sage, and spice. Decanted about an hour before consuming rest of bottle over 2-3 hours. Medium red with slight hint of browning at the end. Wonderful nose of violet, sage, lavender, and spice. Smooth as silk on the palate with any tannins completely integrated but with good acidity and a finish that went on and on. One of the best bottles I've tasted of this at age 35. I think this is at peak but could age for another 5 years with pristine cellaring. Great bottle of a great wine.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 10, 2019 - Not blind, dark colour
    I had the luck to enjoy this wine a few times, some of them from Magnum. The nose is still perfect. Everything what you expect from a beautiful aging left bank. Black currant, leather, tobacco, cedar wood. The palate is really fresh, good acidity and firm, soft tannins but in the late palate I missed as my friend Thomas concentration and deepness as the promising scent. It lacks a little bit. Great wine and not at his peak. 95

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  • By John Kapon
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/31/2011 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

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  • March 2008, Issue #19 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    A Decade of 1960s Burgundies at Bouley and the Greatest Wine I Have Ever Had, 5/2/2005

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/2/2015 (link) 97 points

    (Château Margaux) Slightly bricking dark red violet color; aromatic, cedar, tart currant, olive, tobacco nose; tasty, velvety textured, tart red and black currant, tobacco, cedar, ripe plum palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/1/2011 (link) 97 points

    (Château Margaux) Slightly bricking medium dark red violet color; lovely tart cassis, mushroom, rich berry, blackberry, violets nose; tasty, youthful, rich, complex, tart blackberry, black fruit palate, with decades to go, an excellent bottle; long finish (group's and my WOTF)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2007 (link) 97 points

    (Château Margaux) Dark red violet all the way through; cassis, cherry and leather nose; elegant, youthful, cassis and red fruit palate; medium-plus finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link) 19+ points

    (Chateau Margaux Margaux) A deep, concentrated but mature appearance with a very attractive hue. The nose is lovely, not particularly showy or evocatively seductive in the manner of the 1989, and in fact is a little high-toned, but still very attractive. It has an iodine-meat minerality and a typical perfume, giving the wine a very feminine feel. On the palate, beautiful balance and yet a firm composition with a lovely structure. A very good vintage for Margaux, and although this is delightful to drink now there is no rush; more time will just bring more complexity at this stage. Gravelly grip with a feminine touch is what the wine offers at the moment though, and very appealing it is too. Very stylish and cleanly snapped finish. Lovely.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/19/2006 (link) 99 points

    (Château Margaux) Ripe berry and coffee nose; elegant, soft mulberry, cassis, coffee, lavender and slightly smoky palate with seamless fruit; long-plus finish (even better 3 hours after opening)

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2003 (link) 96 points

    (Château Margaux) Port-like nose; great concentrated port-like, lovely fruit, with elegant berry notes and a sweet finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 011986100000, 071570017521, 714153134733

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 59 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,322 (70%)
  • Consumed 2,248 (29%)

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Community Recommendations

Mushroom, rien de rien just by it selves, root veggies, steak, white chocolate

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