Enjoyed last night with the one who got me into this hobby...my wine mentor and commonsseur KB. The nose was explosive on this perfuming out of the bottle and glass. It started to mellowed after 20 minutes, but wow...classic Lafite! The palate was not quite as impressive, but holding up well nonetheless. While not over the hill, this is on the back side of the mountain, heading down. Ruby in color with ambering throughout. Notes of sweet cedar, juicy cassis, ripe cranberry, dry dirt, dried mint leaf, sweet tobacco, and saddle leather. Finish started off long, and after about 45mins-1 hour the wine was in decline. 93 pts.