The initial bouquet includes rose petals, sun dried fruits and herbs. A complex vanillin aroma hides in the background. An hour after opening, the bouquet developed into dusty glazed cherries, rose petals and some earthy funky characteristics. An amazing transformation. The palate dances and flitters on the taste buds. It surfs easily over the palate, with supporting tannins and acidity. For those of you that are lucky enough to have the 2011 in your cellar, it is still drinking beautifully, and is benefited by an hour or so in a decanter. Can be cellared for a couple of more years, but we would recommend drinking by 2025.