Vintage 1983

Tasting notes

"Golden colour with an amazing glint of green. The nose is complex and elegant. Initial toasty flavour, like toasted hazelnuts – then a suggestion of brioche and honey. On the palate, the attack is extraordinary, clean, one could even say well structured. Compact and solid on the palate. Fatty character and acidity seem perfectly balanced. Long finish, retaining freshness and even a subtle firmness, redolent of dried fruit. Brilliance, purity. Pedigree and distinction. A sense of elegance and balance predominate." Richard Geoffroy, 12 October 1994

The 1983 Harvest

The summer weather was hot and a few days of hard rain near the date of harvesting (September 26) did not jeopardize the excellent quality of the grape must.