Prats and Symington

Chryseia Douro Red Blend

9.2139 ratings
9.019 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Big red, highly extracted with big jammy, raisinated red and black fruit. Def crowd pleaser..

Big red, highly extracted with big jammy, raisinated red and black fruit. Def crowd pleaser..

Dec 24th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Highly concentrated and extracted dark ruby. Leather, game, sweet spices, raisins, dried red berries, black currants, and stony minerality coming through on the palate. Elevated acidity, integrated tannins, and body. 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Touriga Franca.

Highly concentrated and extracted dark ruby. Leather, game, sweet spices, raisins, dried red berries, black currants, and stony minerality coming through on the palate. Elevated acidity, integrated tannins, and body. 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Touriga Franca.

Oct 14th, 2018
Justin Bothur

Jammy and alive like Douro should be, but calmed down with a little time. Dense red and black berry, cassis and kirsch, a touch of leather and wet tobacco and maybe orange pekoe tea.

Jammy and alive like Douro should be, but calmed down with a little time. Dense red and black berry, cassis and kirsch, a touch of leather and wet tobacco and maybe orange pekoe tea.

Jul 29th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

What a treat! Polished and structure with a dusty but firm tannic spine and a mouthwatering acidity. Nonetheless, it never loses the charms of its Portuguese indigenous varieties - unhinged floral perfumes. Licorice, anise, fennel, white pepper, violet, earl grey, and hibiscus. #sommcon

What a treat! Polished and structure with a dusty but firm tannic spine and a mouthwatering acidity. Nonetheless, it never loses the charms of its Portuguese indigenous varieties - unhinged floral perfumes. Licorice, anise, fennel, white pepper, violet, earl grey, and hibiscus. #sommcon

Jul 24th, 2018
Chris England

Boom πŸ’₯ what a delish Portuguese wine @ Β£65 that’s drinking well young but give this 10-15 years and bigbadaboom 😍 One of the best πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή wines I’ve ever had πŸ‘ Its like a Bordeaux meets Bolgheri meets Ribera del Duero w/ a dollop of Napa πŸ‘€

πŸ“Bruno Prats & Symington Chryseia 2015

🏡 93 points w/ 94+ potential I’d say πŸ˜‰

πŸ‡ 65% Touriga Nacional & 35% Touriga Franca

🍷 Deep opaque blackened ruby w/ purple edge

πŸ‘ƒ Chocolate bathed wild ripe bramble bush & blackcurrant goo in earthy soft smoked oak w/ light mineral, smashed pencil, red liquorice, black tea, blueberry, white pepper, purple rose & violets

πŸ‘„ Full bodied, but well balanced & not overpowering (almost elegant) rich rip very earthy dark boysenberry, blackberry & raspberry fruits w/ a mineral, cocoa & liquorice backbone

🎯 Very long stoney mineral infused (but hardly dry) slight green unripe black berry fruits & raspberry w/ bitter dark chocolate mocha, black tea & liquorice

Boom πŸ’₯ what a delish Portuguese wine @ Β£65 that’s drinking well young but give this 10-15 years and bigbadaboom 😍 One of the best πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή wines I’ve ever had πŸ‘ Its like a Bordeaux meets Bolgheri meets Ribera del Duero w/ a dollop of Napa πŸ‘€

πŸ“Bruno Prats & Symington Chryseia 2015

🏡 93 points w/ 94+ potential I’d say πŸ˜‰

πŸ‡ 65% Touriga Nacional & 35% Touriga Franca

🍷 Deep opaque blackened ruby w/ purple edge

πŸ‘ƒ Chocolate bathed wild ripe bramble bush & blackcurrant goo in earthy soft smoked oak w/ light mineral, smashed pencil, red liquorice, black tea, blueberry, white pepper, purple rose & violets

πŸ‘„ Full bodied, but well balanced & not overpowering (almost elegant) rich rip very earthy dark boysenberry, blackberry & raspberry fruits w/ a mineral, cocoa & liquorice backbone

🎯 Very long stoney mineral infused (but hardly dry) slight green unripe black berry fruits & raspberry w/ bitter dark chocolate mocha, black tea & liquorice

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2019
Gillett Johnson

Did not disappoint. Rich and lush. Went back to this after a 40 year tawny. Lots of cassis and black fruit. T

Did not disappoint. Rich and lush. Went back to this after a 40 year tawny. Lots of cassis and black fruit. T

Oct 14th, 2015
Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.2

Drinking well right now--very plummy/spicy in that Douro way.

Drinking well right now--very plummy/spicy in that Douro way.

Apr 3rd, 2015
Gregory Fulchiero

Wow - dark cherry - pipe tobacco - and a creamy texture

Wow - dark cherry - pipe tobacco - and a creamy texture

Mar 10th, 2015
Robbie Ward

Rich and distinctive. Bit too rich/ripe for me, but style I can see being widely loved

Rich and distinctive. Bit too rich/ripe for me, but style I can see being widely loved

Feb 8th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

18/20 (95/100)

#portugal #douro #pts95

Dec 16th, 2014