With its brilliant garnet color, this wine always displays balance, grace, and the most velvety of textures. A lovely bouquet of roses and red licorice intermix with notes of cocoa, berries, sandalwood, and toasted grains to invite your first sip. The fruit concentrates on the mid-palate somewhat, revealing subtle notes of cherry pie and earl grey tea. The legendary palate is expansive, bright with acidity layered into a silky texture. It finishes with a light, understated grip, and moves backward through the finish. It continues to evolve toward more earthen and mineral notes, spreading to coat the entire palate and continue to reveal new aromas.