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Chryseia Douro 2012


SKU 24559


Chryseia has been one of the pioneers of the now widely-recognised resurgence of non-fortified Douro 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.
Category Red Wine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Chryseia
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis marks the 17th vintage of this wine, a joint venture between the Douro-based Symington family and Bordeaux consultant Bruno Prats. Based entirely on fruit from Quintas de Roriz and Perdiz, this smooth, structured wine has many of the characteristics of Bordeaux with its new wood and elegant texture. Acidity, black fruits and tannins are developing well.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPure and fresh-tasting, with good cut to the dark plum, blackberry pie and hot stone flavors, full of mincemeat and mineral notes. The luscious finish oozes chocolate mousse and raspberry ganache accents. Drink now through 2022. 2,470 cases made.

Kim Marcus, June 30, 2015