Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 85Perhaps a little atypical for de Sales, the 1983 is a fat, jammy, alcoholic wine, with an opulent fruitiness, a ripe bouquet of black cherries and peaches, and a soft, viscous texture. Low acidity seems to suggest that this wine should be consumed quickly. Last tasted, 4/91.Author: Robert Parker
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 55 bottles owned
- 10 collectors