1983 Chateau Haut-Brion
The fully mature 1983 is a very good wine that has fine depth, rich, soft, fat, lush fruit, and a good measure of soft tannins in the finish. The overall impression is of a forward, ripe, and voluptuous wine. It is successful, but by Haut-Brion's recent standards, the wine lacks excitement and has reached full maturity at an alarmingly fast pace. Of relatively mature Haut-Brions, this vintage, along with the 1978, has a very distinctive melted road tar (asphalt) component in its aromatics.Robert Parker's Rating – 87-91 points.