One of the superb wines of the vintage, the 1983 Palmer continues to display a saturated purple/garnet color, and an intense perfume of jammy black fruits, smoked meats, flowers, cedar, and Asian spices. Super-concentrated, powerful, and full-bodied, this huge, unctuously textured wine is approaching its plateau of maturity. Because of the high Merlot content it can easily be drunk now, yet promises to last for another 20-25 years. I remain convinced that the 1983 will be the most powerful Palmer since the compelling 1961. Robert Parker
Christopher A. Weed
Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions
Palmer '83 - classic, in flawless condition, took over an hour to open up
Palmer '83 - classic, in flawless condition, took over an hour to open up9.4
Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys
A treat. Tons of great tannic structure and great persistence.
A treat. Tons of great tannic structure and great persistence.9.4
Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu
Strong and reliable for many more years.
Strong and reliable for many more years.9.6
Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections
Still has time. Showing beautiful right now.
Still has time. Showing beautiful right now.9.4