Chateau Palmer 1983


Robert Parker 98 | CellarTracker 96 | WineIsuppose 95
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As said before one of the mysteries of Chateau Palmer is that the domain tends to produce top wines specifically in some of the lesser vintages. Examples clearly are 1999 and 1983, but also 2004. The Chateau Palmer 1983 displays an inmense intensity and complexity. Although 1983 was a modest vintage the Chateau Palmer 1983 is viewed as one of the best Palmers ever. By now the wine is fully mature and offers a smorgasboard of colors and flavors, lots of fruit, richness and supported by herbs. A legend!

| Eugene Bergen, WineIsuppose

 

This wine goes from strength to strength, and is certainly a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” It has surpassed even Chateau Margaux in recent tastings. The color is an opaque plum/purple. The wine has a fabulously complex nose of smoked duck, white flowers, cedar, Asian spice, creme de cassis, melted licorice, and espresso. Super-concentrated, very powerful, full-bodied, and huge, this is undeniably, one of the biggest, most concentrated, and powerful Palmers made in the last 40 years. The wines has thrown off the rugged tannins that were so prominent during its first 10-15 years of life and has become increasingly seamless and compelling. Potentially this wine remains the most extraordinary Palmer after the 1961.

| Robert Parker

 

 Region France | Bordeaux | Margaux
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink