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1983 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 469

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 24, 2020 - blind
    Again a beautiful perfect aged Margaux 83. The shining stars from 1983 with Palmer. Everything is at the right place. Still primary notes in nose and palate. Love this wine. 97-98

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  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    December 18, 2020 - Dark woody tone, explosive perfume, delicate yet dense, so elegant, great representation. 94-95

  • reesq Likes this wine: 99 points

    November 30, 2020 - Drank with close friends at an outdoor dinner comparing Bordeaux, Burgundy & Tuscany along with a 2005 Nicolas Potel Latricières-Chambertin representing Burgundy, a 2001 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova representing Tuscany, with a 2001 Château Doisy-Daëne L'Extravagant for dessert. All decanted. Perfect cork. 37 years old and the wine still had a deep ruby color, with some bricking at the edges. The nose started off a bit musky, which quickly blew off revealing a stupendous classic Margaux nose of currant, cherry, tobacco, cedar. Silky smooth with the tannins fully integrated and a finish that just kept going. Over the course of a three-hour dinner, the Ch. Margaux just kept opening up and getting better and better. Clearly, much life ahead. Completely outclassed the other red wines, which in any other setting would have shone brightly. Started off the evening as 97, but ended as a 99. Easily my red WOTN and WOTY.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Vinum Deorum wrote: 99 points

    November 16, 2020 - Magnificent wine, absolutely stunning and sublime in any way. The best Chateau Margaux I have tasted so far. Way better than my last bottle (rated 94 points two years ago), which shows important variation from a bottle to another.

    Amazingly young, this will age for further decades effortlessly. Extremely focused, perfectly balanced, aromas of cedar and graphite on the nose, vivid and fresh on the palate, long and subtle, huge complexity, great freshness. This was truly awesome. One of the very finest wines I have tasted in a long time.

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  • Jofie Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2020 - Great and intense nose full of black fruits and spices. Medium bodied, medium length, elegant and smooth, although less smooth than expected - it has still some tannins and freshness. This freshness shows still much fruity notes of cherry, which suites the wine perfectly.
    Overall interesting and very, very good wine - however, for greatness the wine is not sophisticated, smooth and full enough.
    The wine is ready to drink, although I expect it can ripe another decade or two without losing anything.

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  • By John Kapon
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (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

  • 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, 607921015368, 649944084181, 714153134733

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 83 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,413 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,590 (32%)

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Community Recommendations

beef wellington, lamb, Mushroom, rien de rien just by it selves, root veggies, steak, Wagyu beef, white chocolate

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