Fully mature, this medium to dark ruby-colored wine reveals an attractive spicy, blackcurrant aroma with the ever-present 1983 weediness making itself more apparent as the wine has evolved. Soft, round, with good rather than superb concentration, this low acid, alcoholic example of Grand-Puy-Lacoste possesses enough tannin to last for another 6-8 years. Last tasted, 5/93. Aug 1993, www.robertparker.com
Score: 86-/100Robert Parker
Extracted and slightly clumsy, with raisin, plum and tar character, full body and a bevy of tannins. Alcoholic finish. Perhaps better in a few years.--The Bordeaux 50. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1994.
Score: 84-/100Wine Spectator