Based at Quinta de Roriz in the Douro, this wine is produced by a joint venture between the Prats family of Bordeaux and the Symington family of the Douro. A brooding red, offering generous layers of currant and boysenberry fruit detailed with anise, graphite and dark chocolate. Full, integrated tannins line the finish, marked by tea and rose petal aromas. Drink now through 2025.
"The 2015 Chryseia is a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Touriga Franca aged for 15 months in mostly (80%) new French oak. Wonderfully refined and sophisticated, with all that old-school finesse in the mid-palate, this still has sufficient depth—in fact, it expands in the glass—along with ripe tannins for support. Focused, flavorful and precise, this very debonair Chryseia doesn't lack for anything. It also, happily, isn't a wine that hits you over the head. It is all about elegance and balance. It should acquire more complexity with age and it will certainly reward a few years in the cellar, if not more. This could be a fine Bordeaux but instead, it is a lovely Chryseia. It is a nice step up over the 2014—a much tougher year." 94 Points, Robert Parker