Chryseia Douro 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chryseia Douro 2015

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Chryseia Douro 2015 750ml

SKU 02803


Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Chryseia
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastIf any wine from the Douro has a Bordeaux influence, it is this wine. Produced as part of a joint venture between the Prats family of Bordeaux and the Symington family of the Douro, this wine shows great attention to tannins and structure while allowing the black fruits to shine. It is a stylish wine, powerful while wearing that power lightly. Drink this wine, from a very good year, from 2022.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chryseia is a 65/35 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca aged for 15 months in mostly (80%) new French oak. It comes in at 14.2% alcohol. When last seen, this was not long in bottle, so let's check in. What does this add to the Post Scriptum? Concentration, expressive fruit and structure. The tannins are very ripe, but the concentration of fruit here makes this impressive. It tastes great and the finish is long. Then, it adds refinement, mid-palate finesse and an elegant, fresh feel. This is surprisingly approachable right now, but I anticipate that it will age well for another decade—or two.

Mark Squires, August 31, 2018
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Wine SpectatorA 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.

Gillian Sciaretta, February 28, 2018