Three decades and still holding strong! Only a slight change of color as the garnet fades through a dark brick and then glints of orange on the far rim. The nose is a complex blend of perfume (iris and violets), earth (truffle, dust and worn leather) and dried cherries, along with a molasses and burnt sugar note. On the palate there are waves of sage, vanilla scented oak, olives, perfume and a dusty gravel note, all of this over a layer of dried cherries and dark currants. A super silky and seductive texture mingles with still tanigible tannins as well as a splash of lemon-tinged acidity. Lots of life, lots of character, and a very impressive wine.