Red

1983 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2002 - 2023 (Edit)
CT94.8 551 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 504

  • Teaky Likes this wine:

    July 16, 2022 - Bit of funk and first, ended up decanting for 2 hours which I thought really improved it (others disagree). Prior to decant was funky and phenolic, not a lot of fruit but had subtle red fruits and cassis, mild tannins and low acid with a good bit of oak influence, medium long finish, after decant acid became noticeable and had hint of balsamic vinegar, red fruits really came out after decant and funk was completely gone, this was excellent!

  • Cailles wrote: 96 points

    June 26, 2022 - Tasted double blind. From magnum, this was drinking very well with all telltale tertiary aromas you want to have in your Bordeaux. To get to the 97-100 pts category, the aromatic intensity and especially the precision would have needed to be a bit higher/better. Anyway, this is a wonderful wine with the elegance and drinkability as the best traits. 95/96 pts.

    TN: Dark berries, pencil shavings, some faint hints of truffles and wet forest floor. On the palate dark fruit, red berries, pencil minerality, some floral notes, violets. Some Merlot meaty notes. A beautiful sweetness. Fine, melted tannins but good tension and vivacity. Good, medium acidity, beautiful freshness. Very round with a beautiful intensity from start to finish. With more time, more minerality, wet forest floor and truffle come out and the gets more expressive and even better balanced.

    Decanting: Decanted for two hours, which worked.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sdr wrote: flawed

    June 21, 2022 - Château Margaux Mini-Vertical (Eddy V’s, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida): Peter R.’s bottle. Obviously corked immediately to everyone else but it took me a couple of sips to agree.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 98 points

    April 5, 2022 - Drinking at peak, once again, I am having a hard time picking a favorite between the 82 and the 83. But today, both are great. So here, you find a violet-infused, cherry, plum, tobacco leaf and cigar wrapper core. Full-bodied, rich, supple, fresh and elegant, the earthy, red-toned finish is long, refined and supple.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • jlgnml Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 31, 2022 - OMG. Beautiful and graceful. Decanted for 1/2, back in the btl and then decanted again at the restaurant. Floral, perfume, green pepper, forest floor, graphite. Drink and enjoy as we did.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Kapon
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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    7/31/2011 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2008 (link)

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  • March 2008, Issue #19 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link)

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

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    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • 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, 041333214016, 071570017521, 607921015368, 649944084181, 714153134733

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 91 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,663 (65%)
  • Consumed 2,914 (34%)

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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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