90 Points Robert Parker
The 1983 Magdelaine is an intriguing Saint Emilion. It has a generous, quite outgoing bouquet with ripe red cherry fruit, wilted violets and perhaps just a touch of volatility. The palate is fleshy and ripe, more like a 1985 in style, sweet in the mouth with kirsch and even marmalade; there is a touch of heat towards the unruly finish, but still fresh in the mouth and holding up strongly in the glass over a couple of hours. It is a great success for the vintage and on this showing, it has several more years of drinking pleasure to give. Don't overlook this little gem. Tasted April 2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. July, 2016