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1983 La Mission Haut Brion La Mission Haut Brion Bordeaux Pessac Leognan France Still wine

1983 La Mission Haut Brion

La Mission Haut Brion

92Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

This was the first vintage made under the administration of Jean Delmas. The most notable and dramatic change made at La Mission-Haut-Brion since 1983 became a more refined, polished, sophisticated style without the pure mass of older vintages, but also without the excesses of tannin and volatile acidity that sometimes plagued ancient vintages. The 1983, a very good vintage in the southern Medoc and Graves, is a relatively lightweight La Mission (particularly compared to the 1982) that is fully mature. Complex notes of smoked herbs, cigar tobacco, black currants, sweet cherries, damp earth and spice box jump from the glass of this dark garnet-colored wine. Medium-bodied with silky tannins, well-integrated, low acidity and abundant perfume, this fully mature 1983 should be consumed over the next decade. Aug 2012, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 90/100

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