Red wine

Chateau Margaux 1983

RRP 513 per bottle
UK Stockist
Tasted on
14/12/2019
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere
Tasted in
London

Fine earthy, meadowy nose, at first. But there’s something the wrong side of earth here: it gives you pause, though it’s a sensation not an aroma or taste. Instead of living earth we have a hint of dry earth. The palate is bright and lifted with dark fruit, good acidity and fine soft tannins. The only thing lacking is pop: that mix of electricity and charm the French call energie. The dryness at the end is the result of this, but it will sort itself out. The wine gives the impression of holding back – the release, when it happens, will be worth noting.

Drinking Window
2020 - 2033
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Médoc & Haut Médoc
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Bordeaux blend