Author: Robert Parker
An example that possessed considerable brett from its inception, as well as plenty of beefy, sweaty horse smells is the 1983. This effort, while slightly in decline, still offers impressive aromatics (if you like your reds meaty and kinky), but the tannin is beginning to poke through at the back of the mouth. Rich and medium to full-bodied, the 1983 is undoubtedly spectacular out of larger formats, but from regular bottles, it is beginning to show some fatigue, even from my cold cellar. Drink it up.
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Author: James Suckling
Tough and closed in, but there's plenty going on in the glass. A full-bodied wine, with black cherry, charcoal and light earth aromas and tons of flavor. Has super-firm tannins and a tight structure. Needs much more time.--Chateauneuf-du-Pape retrospective.
Tasted On: 01/13/2011
A decent Chateauneuf de Pape, but I believe it was past its age. Smooth, bit of lead and tar, nose was a bit musty. Liked it, did not love it
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/30/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Continues to be a hate it or love it wine. For me, lovely aged chateauneuf. Yes, a bit gamey, but beautiful balance, complexity and elegance. At a very harmonious and generous stage.
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