I am beginning to think L&P is immortal, no matter what version you have. I have been using this old bottle more and have come to some conclusions. Does it get better with age? I think it actually does. Yesterday, I made a casserole dish with cheddar cheese, beef and pasta and added a good dose of the L&P, it made all the difference in the dish. Like an aged wine it added old and mellow notes while blending the flavors. It was just the right thing.
Today I bought a new bottle and tasted both straight. The new was good, but the old was better. It was like drinking fine aged wine versus drinking it before it was properly aged.
I wonder how long it will take before very old bottles of Lea & Perrins show up on ebay once people find this out.