Red Burgundy - 1983
Meteorological data: hail in May. Warm summer. From the end of August to mid-September, heat, rain and thunderstorms. Quality: rotten grapes. Strict sorting.
Overall quality of the vintage: good. Firm wines with plenty of taste, beautiful colour. The best will still be good for further keeping.
White Burgundy - 1983
Harvest status: very high natural degree.
Overall quality of the vintage: very good, quality and character, but a little uneven. Very corpulent wines with a strong degree of alcohol and good acidity. They may still be good today.
Red Bordeaux - 1983
Meteorological data: cold and wet spring. Very warm summer, interspersed with thunderstorms. Good weather in autumn. Harvest status: Dates: September 26th.
Overall quality of the vintage: very good. Well-balanced, very pleasant, fruity wines. Some still have further ageing potential.
White Bordeaux - 1983
Overall quality of the vintage: very good. A successful and well-balanced year, can be drunk now but is still developing.
Syrupy Bordeaux - 19983
Meteorological data: Indian summer.
Quality: excellent noble rot.
Overall quality of the vintage: excellent. Well-balanced wines, fruity and fine. Very good ageing potential.
Champagne - 1983
Overall quality of the vintage: excellent. Delicious, well-balanced wines. Very good ageing potential, but hard to find.
White Alsace - 1983
In the war for the vintage of the century, this won the battle in its region. Impossible to single out one wine over another: all are, and will remain, perfect.
Rhone Valley - 1983
The vintage attains perfection in Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. Great ageing potential and the three sniffs are really rewarded by the fruit.