(1983 Vintage) Robert Parker scores this 97 points and writes “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”.
International Wine Cellar(1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998 Red-ruby color. Lower-pitched, redder aromas of plum, redcurrant and mulberry. Soft, sweet and lush, with an enticing layered texture and plenty of body. Currently more expressive in the middle palate than the '96 but not quite as sharply delineated; conveys an impression of lower acidity. Finishes with very good length and even, ripe tannins. This gentle, ripe, seductive wine seems virtually...
Decanter(1983 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; muted nose; soft, rather loose, juicy but not that structured, quite cedary but a dry finish and not that concentrated, perhaps atypical as the wine showed very well 10 years ago; medium length.
Robert Parker(1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 115
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator