This 1990 Faivelely Echezeaux has taken a long time to come around and was formidably tannic it is youth. It is still quite tannic but clearly now in mid-life. It was wobbly out of the blocks then straightened up and got into is stride after about two hours to deliver a wonderful dense and intense core of mature echezeaux, but was still a little rough round the edges those aggressive tannins are still lurking. If I were to score it I would say 92-94. However it was outshone by the exquisite bottle of 2009 Sorrel Hermitage Blanc Les Recoules - absolutely sumptuous with pear, quince and a long luscious finish. Not quite as spectacular tonight but outstanding wine. 94-96. Tonight it will be joined by a bottle of 1985 Tignanello. The label is badly scuffed so no photo. As usual a bit oxidative upon opening but that should blow off.