The deep gravel soil has as much impact on the profile of the wine as the grape variety though, so each year the Left Bank Red is delightfully perfumed with an underlying note of violets and red fruit. The aroma is intense but hardly simple or direct. You must take some time to search for it, but you’re rewarded by its complexity. That remarkable softness remains, along with a blend of flavors that are approachable and satisfying. We seek elegance here, and in vintages like the 2018 Left Bank Red we find it.