Don't get me wrong, vintages matter, but there is often some distinctions in sub-appellations. Case in point, for me, 1983 Margaux is often better than the more heralded 1982 vintage. If nothing else, this wine is a testament to the 1983 vintage in Margaux. Ruby in color with some browning, mostly opaque and flat. The nose is classic with cherries, black cherries, cigar box and a funk/earthiness. Medium bodied. Tart acidity. On the palate, black cherries with some underlying funk. Depth and complexity. Moderate finish. While certainly past prime, there was a lot to offer here. Served with a cheese course and then a chocolate dessert, it worked better with the cheeses. Happy to drink this anytime.