This wine is dark red brick in color and presents classic aromas of toasted sandalwood, licorice, ripe prune, cassis, and roasted chestnut. The mouth-feel is rich but elegant with ripe fruit in perfect harmony with fine tannins, creating wonderful texture and layers. All the characters have come wonderfully together and the finish is very long and savory. This wine is extremely food friendly and versatile and will age very well. I recommend decanting this wine to let it open up a bit.