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1983 Château Margaux

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

ITEM 8556437 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
Corn $590 $590
$590
Item Sold Amount Date
I8660567 1 $570 Jan 22, 2023
I8635687 1 $600 Jan 8, 2023
I8582354 1 $690 Dec 18, 2022
I8556437 1 $590 Dec 4, 2022
I8491728 1 $590 Oct 23, 2022
I8452135 1 $795 Sep 25, 2022
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RATINGS

98Wine Spectator

Wine of the vintage. Massive, with exuberant aromas of cassis, lead pencil and fruit which follow through on the palate. Full-bodied and incredibly velvety. Long, long finish.

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

Is a breathtaking wine. Astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically powerful and tannic. Aromas exude ripe cassis fruit, violets, and vanillin oakiness, and the flavors are extremely deep and long on the palate...

95Stephen Tanzer

18.5Jancis Robinson

...Very complex nose. Still youthful tannins but lots of ripe luscious fruit...

*/***Michael Broadbent

Still surprisingly deep and youthful; vanilla on nose, very fragrant; also surprisingly sweet.

PRODUCER

Château Margaux

Château Margaux is one of the world’s most famous wine producers, and with good reason. The estate’s history dates to the 12th century, and by the 16th century its owners were rotating vineyards into their grain fields. Its wines were being exported by the early 18th century and they quickly became Bordeaux’s gold standard for quality. Thomas Jefferson, when he was ambassador to France, was especially fond of Château Margaux and noted approvingly that “there cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” As one of the First Growth Chateaux – one of the four recognized as outstanding in France’s historic 1855 Bordeaux classification – Margaux has always been one of the aristocrats of the Medoc. Château Margaux’s 193 acres of vineyards yields an annual average of 200,000 bottles of Château Margaux and 200,000 bottles of Pavillon Rouge Château Margaux, its secondary line. Grape varietals grown at the chateau are 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.