There's plenty going on here, from the sweet tannins and strawberry flavors to the leathery, mature edge. The wine is so ripe, its structure keeping the generous fruit together, but allowing an almost opulent character to dominate.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.