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1983 Margaux Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Margaux - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
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Chateau Margaux is one of the five First Growths ranked in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The neo-Palladian style chateau was built in the 18th century by architect Louis Combes for the Marquis de la Colonilla. Chateau Margaux has been well regarded in history and stands among Thomas Jefferson's favorite chateaux. Since 1977, the estate has been directed by the Mentzelopoulos family with... More »

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Comm: 2005-2023
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.383%
Tasted On 03/29/2014
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Author Danl
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.82%
Tasted On 06/07/2013
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Author BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.11%
Tasted On 02/17/2013

1983 Chàteau Margaux The fill is top shoulder, no bubbling atop the foil cap, the cork had heavy mold beneath the cap but that's normal for this age of wine, no apparent signs of leakage 80% bleed yet the cork was super dry And fell apart when pulled. The core is dark ruby and opaque, the rim is pinkish with signs of bricking, unbelievable for the age of the wine and the vintage. The nose exhibits a plethora of dried herbs, roses, currants, raspberry, perfume, oak and cigar box. On the palate its medium-bodied, dry but filled with sweet fruit, blueberry and cassis on the mid palate, it seems like this wine is gaining in weight and viscosity with every sip. The tannins are so tamed and smooth, the balance is impeccable, the finish goes on and on. A beautiful wine, elegant and very feminine.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 90.909%
Tasted On 07/04/2010
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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.94%
Tasted On 08/30/2010
Drink Dates 2002-2023

Consistent notes: Med.-dark youthful garnet color w/no significant age effect; soft fragrant exotic nose laced w/smoke, beef, cedar & black fruit; very Margaux; similar intense yet silky flavors; med.-full body; balanced, very complex; silky integrated tannins - no hard edges; very lovely; a bit lighter than the '82 but more flair & depth; very, very long, complex finish; intensity & class rather than muscle. Fully mature but will hold for several more years. A great Bordeaux.

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Author Kholodov
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/13/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Bought on auction a year ago. In decanter for one hour before serving in a company of great friends. Ruby red bordering on purple, without signs of brown. Very intricate and elegant bouquet, featuring ripe blackcurrant, sweet spices, vanilla, fresh flowers, and a very slight hint of raspberry. Very pleasant on the palate with delicate, yet marvellously delicious fruit, and, to my surprise, youthful, slightly sweet tannins and subtle acidity. The beautiful, insistent finish lasts forever. Extremely complex and balanced wine: an absolute delight, definitely still approaching peak.

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Author jmv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.619%
Tasted On 12/30/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2023

Decanted 3 hours in advance. Still very youthful in color and aromas. Needs time to open; and when it does goes on and on. A textbook example of elegance and concentration. Impressive now, but still needs time.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/20/2008
Drink Dates 2000-2018

Auction stored for about a year. Opened and left undisturbed for 12 hours before serving. This wine is a 25 year old triumph. Perfumed nose, core of dark fruit and deep woodsy loam. Mouth-filling, extremely long. An absolute pleasure.

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