Always a treat to drink a First growth. This is made in an old school style at a time when Bordeaux was kicking it up a bit. Accordingly, this wine was "disappointing" to many people on release (especially for the 1990 vintage). But thirty some years down the road, this wine is still proving its merits and in fact, this was better than a bottle consumed a few years ago. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is perfumed and quite pretty. Cassis, strawberries, floral notes and a bit of dusty. Great texture. Powerful with firm tannins, yet supple. On the palate, black cherries, and underlying char. Strong acidity. Long finish. This appears to be a bit past peak, but still going strong at age 32. Better with food. This would drink well with roasted fowl. Label design by Francis Bacon.