P+S Douro Chryseia 2003 (RP:92)


CHRYSEIA has been one of the pioneers of the now widely-recognised resurgence of non-fortified DOURO DOC wines. However, this wine, whose 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. CHRYSEIA was first launched with the 2000 vintage.

Douro DOC, Portugal

Country of Origin:

Red/Rouge (Still)

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Franca 60%, Touriga Nacional 35%, Tinto Cão 5%

Tasting Notes:
This sexy, debonair wine is utterly delicious. The ripe, almost sappy fruit projects persistent flavours, a touch of licorice and it feels full in your mouth, even though the mid-palate is neither thick nor heavy, but in fact rather elegant. The texture is sensuous and the tannins are refined, but present, providing evidence that this wine can hold and develop.

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