Chryseia, Prats/Symington 2016

RegionPortugal
SubregionPortugal
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Made from a blend of 60% Touriga Nacional and 40% Touriga Franca, this wine typically spends 12-15 months in 400 litre barrels before bottling. Saturated, deep purple in the glass, with an explosive, bold and floral nose of violets, bramble and blackberry. With a little air notes of baked vanilla and Danish pastries come through, but support rather than overwhelm the dense fruit at the core. The palate is initially plush, juicy and rounded, with supple tannins framing a fruit core that bursts with black fruit juiciness. Through the mid palate this gains momentum but also restraint, thanks to increasingly chalky tannic texture, high toned floral notes and peppery spice. This is both refined and rich, with layers of spice building through to a very long finish. Delicious despite its youth, but this will only improve with time in bottle for those who have patience.

Score: 17.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2019

An impressive red that shows finesse to the generous profile of cherry tart, red plum and raspberry gelée notes, cast with licorice, Earl Grey tea, pepper and graphite details. Aromas of violet and mocha echo on the tannic finish. Needs a few years in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2031. From Portugal.

Score: 95Gillian Sciaretta, WineSpectator.com, February 2019

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