Purity and balance are the key words here with wonderful brightness, density and flavor. What many dislike about most Merlot is the lack of complexity. This Merlot perfectly unifies fruit, floral, earthy and spice into a very lush, velvety, smooth and dense package. This 2019 vintage of illustration has flavors of plum, cherry, iris, cedar, root beer, porcini, cocoa, a big rich attack, plum, dark chocolate. All leading into a rich finish of cocoa, cherry and black truffle.