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Chateau Palmer 1983, 3 bottles

Auction:
3107B
Lot:
27
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$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3107B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 26, 2018 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Palmer 1983
Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe
u: two into neck, one bottom neck
"Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, this was the finest 1983 Château Palmer that I have encountered. The nose is ethereal with wonderful definition: mint-tinged red berry fruit, cedar, dried rose petals and very subtle acrid tang of a November bonfire. It is the definition and purity that is beguiling and yes, it is reminiscent of the 1961. The palate is beautifully balanced and lithe in the mouth. Like previous bottles, there is a Burgundy-like sensibility about this Palmer, sensual in the mouth with a crystalline finish that will have you reaching for the glass for another sip. Robert Parker stated that the 1983 was the best vintage following the epochal 1961 and I completely concur. This 1983 Palmer is probably at its peak now, although I have no doubt that it will continue to cruise at high altitude for many years." N. Martin for TWA, 98 pts. 05/16
3 bottles
Estimate $1,000-1,400


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Robert Parker, Palmer, London

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