The nose is really pretty – lots of floral, chocolate, cherry cola, with a hint of pears and caramel. It has a dusty, earthy aroma that keeps you interested long after your glass is empty. In fact, there is almost a hint of chocolate chip cookie, making me wish I was sitting in front of a fireplace. The gorgeous aromas are echoed on the palate. Ripe cherries and dark chocolate dominate. There is raspberry, roasted nuts, orange liquor, and a hint of chalk…actually, it’s more like crushed Pez candies (no, I’m not drunk). The texture is super smooth, soft, and balanced. Not too much acid or tannin. Serve it cool to the touch for the best presentation.