2004 Lemos And Van Zeller Quinta Vale De Maria Douro Tinto
"The 2004 Tinto (Quinta Vale D. Maria) is delectable, with gorgeous fruit. It has structure, too, and with air its penetration and grip become obvious. It may not be quite as bold as its 2003 counterpart, but its balance is better. Make no mistake, however - the reason for this wine's existence is to be seductive and sexy. The fruit opens nicely, a tasty cross between plums and strawberries. Although the 2003 shows better at the moment, this has a chance to equal and surpass with a couple of years in the cellar. Drink 2008-2016."