Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia – Wine of the Week Review

Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia
Prats & Symington 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia

Price: $22

Rating: 14.5/20

Region: Douro, Portugal

Varietals: 56 percent Touriga Nacional, 30 percent Touriga Franca, 7 percent Tinta Barroca & 7 percent Tinta Roriz

Production: 6,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.9 percent

Tasting Notes: Although the dramatic, hilly landscape of Portugal’s Douro Valley is best known for its Port, the region produces just as much table wine as it does fortified wine. In 1999, the Symington family (owners of many Port brands, including Warre’s, Dow’s and Graham’s) partnered with Bordeaux winemaker Bruno Prats (formerly of Château Cos d’Estournel) in order to improve the quality of their table wines. They launched the flagship Chryseia label with the 2000 vintage, followed by a second selection bottling, Post Scriptum de Chryseia, in 2002. A dry, full-bodied wine, the 2011 Post Scriptum features lively plum aromas, concentrated black fruit flavors with mineral and spice notes and moderate tannins.

Food Pairings: Rabbit stew, pork loin, roast lamb, mushroom risotto

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