It is easy to overlook the 1990 Clinet given the fact that 1989 merits a perfect rating. Nevertheless, the 1990 has improved with each tasting. It started life as an outstanding wine, although unfairly overshadowed by the massive 1989. The 1990 exhibits an opaque purple color, followed by a fabulous sweet nose of jammy black fruits, violets, minerals, and toasty oak. Full-bodied and rich, with fabulous purity, outstanding extract, and well-integrated acidity and tannin, this is a large-scaled, impressively-endowed claret that is narrowing the gap between itself and the legendary 1989.