Chryseia 2019 achieves 96 points

Prats & Symington were delighted to see the 2019 vintage of their flagship wine, Chryseia, awarded 96 points in the November issue of the Wine Spectator.

Described as “Racy and linear up front, with lovely flavours of black plum reduction, blackberry coulis, herbs and iron’’, Chryseia 2019 was just one of a handful of wines that topped the rankings of the Wine Spectator’s Portuguese Wine Tasting Report.

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The Prats and Symington project, which was launched in 1999, was born out of a shared vision of producing exceptional Douro wines, using the Bordeaux wine making expertise of Bruno Prats, and the knowledge and experience of Symington Family Estates – the world’s leading premium Port producer and owner of some of the finest vineyards in the Douro Valley.

Today P&S are producing wines which are widely regarded as some of the best from the region. For decades, Bruno Prats’ name was synonymous with the Château of Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, where he was CEO and winemaker until 1998, when his family decided to sell the business. In the same year the Symington family, who had established a friendship with him through the family wine network Primum Familiae Vini, approached Bruno to form a new joint venture in the Douro Valley, where Prats would apply his Bordeaux winemaking skills and experience to premium fruit from the Symington vineyards.

Chryseia vineyard
Chryseia vineyard

Today the P&S range is now comprised of three wines : Chryseia, the flagship wine, Post Scriptum, the company’s second wine and Prazo de Roriz, the entry-level wine.