This 1990 Grand Tinel was made before the estate started putting their best grapes into the luxury cuvees. It is 70% Grenache and, even in 1990, many of the Grenache vines were nearing 100 years of age. Parker always advised drinking this wine when young, but I have always liked the way the 1990s has matured.
Good color but clearly no barriques at this point of time. Considering its age (27 years), this wine is not showing a great deal of aromatic complexity but there is plenty to like in the mouth. Ripe strawberries and cassis. Luxurious mouth feel and a smooth finish. I would say that it's at least as good as the last bottle I had about a decade ago.