P+S Prats & Symington Chryseia 2019
Region: Douro, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 55% Touriga Franca 45% Touriga Nacional
Suave and refined, this elegant blend caresses the palate with silk and finishes with flavor. It is for those who appreciate a little freshness and understatement more than big fruitiness. It's bright and lively, with mostly ripe tannins on the finish. In its youth, this is lovely.
The name means “golden” in ancient Greek – as does the name of the river in Portuguese – has remained true to its own style. Elegance and balance predominate and it has depth without heaviness, and body without sharpness. CHRYSEIA symbolises the union of a noble Portuguese tradition and an equally rich Bordeaux tradition in the creation of a new and modern style of wine.
In 1999 the Symington family formed a partnership to make top Douro wines with the Prats family of Bordeaux. The first Prats & Symington wine was Chryseia 2000 which received widespread national and international acclaim. Since then Chryseia and its second wine, Post Scriptum, have consistently appeared amongst the most highly rated Douro wines. Chryseia was the first Portuguese non-fortified wine in the Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 Wines and has now appeared three times in this influential list. In 2014 Chryseia 2011 was ranked at number three in the Top 100, the highest ever placing of a Douro wine.