(2009 Vintage) The Chryseia 2009 was made from a judicious selection of grapes chosen from Prats and Symington's own prime vineyards of Quinta de Roriz and Quinta de Perdix. The Quinta de Vila Velha vineyard, privately owned by a member of the Symington family, and which borders Roriz, also made a contribution as it has done in every preceding Chryseia wine.
International Wine CellarBright-rimmed ruby. Dense, brooding bouquet of ripe plum, cherry preserves, bitter chocolate, black tea and espresso, with a suggestion of vanillin oak spice. Broad and sappy, with sweet berry and cherry flavors accented by spicy oak, iron and mocha. For all its richness and concentration, this is nicely balanced, even elegant, with good lift to the ripe dark fruit flavors. Finishes with strong but harmonious tannins.
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07