After the great 1983 of this estate - http://barolista.blogspot.se/2012/04/drinking-tonight.html - I opened the 1990 for dinner tonight. That was not a mistake!
1990 Chateau La Grace Dieu Les Menuts
A big, mature, warm nose with notes of old leather, warm herbs, fresh stables, ripe plums and lots of sweet tobacco. Very nice. A fresh note of autumn leaves burning in the wind. Very, very good.
The taste is lovely ripe and mature with notes of dark plums, sweet chocolate, tobacco and moist forest floor. The finish is medium long and velvety. A great mature Bordeaux bottle that was easily emptied...
91p (tasted 2012/05)