Abreu Thorevilos 2004 750mL [slightly nicked label]
The 2004 Thorevilos (200 cases) exhibits a deeper purple hue, and the nose is more restrained and closed than the Madrona Ranch’s. It offers up hints of minerality, earth and spice. The wine hits the palate with lots of richness as well as a firmer-structured, Medoc-like style displaying plenty of cassis, blackberry and floral notes and noticeable tannins to be shed. This beauty promises to be even better in 2-4 years and last for 10-15.