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Prats & Symington Chryseia 2017

Chryseia is the fruit of two of the "old world's" greatest wine making traditions, produced in the unique Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. In 1998, the Symington family joined forces with Bruno Prats, a leading Bordeaux winemaker and former owner of Cos D'Estournel, to produce a top class red wine in the Douro. Douro means "golden" in Portuguese, and its Greek translation is "Chryseia".

Grape Varietals: 75% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca

Wine Region: Douro, Portugal

Tasting Notes: The nose is very deep and intense, slightly more restrained than its younger brother at this stage but it will go a long way, there is concentration and complexity already. Dark berry fruits and floral notes initially with aromas of dark chocolate, mocha, roast coffee bean and spicy hints of pepper and clove. The palate is full, multi-layered, supple, round and seductive with an excellent level of concentration and ripe tannins providing a considerable structure to the wine. There is bright fruit with dark notes, cherries, plums, blueberries, accompanied by dry spice, hazelnuts and espresso coffee. Precise and long but slightly tight at the moment, this wine will benefit immensely from a few years in the cellar. Drink 2023 – 2043.

Food Pairing: Hamburgers


  • Wine Advocate 95/100
  • Decanter 95/100