Robert Parker – 81
Tasted at the La Conseillante vertical at Chez Bruce. The Chateau La Conseillante ’83 has a dry, rather mean cigar box and smoke-scented bouquet that patently lacks fruit intensity due to its age. The palate is medium-bodied with brusque dry tannins, very masculine, a little austere with a hard, rather drying finish. It has a little weight and presence in the mouth, but that almost counts against it. Tasted December 2010.