2005 Chryseia Douro P+S
"The 2005 'CHRYSEIA' was the result of a strict selection, bottling only 25,000 liters of 200,000 kg vinified. There were a little more than 2,500 cases produced. In 2005, the winery leaned to Touriga Nacional (70%) in its blend, a higher percentage than normal, with the rest mainly Touriga Franca. Unlike in the Post Scriptum, Touriga Nacional flavors dominate this wine, throwing off ripe, plum nuances that are particularly succulent on Day 2. Like many '05s, it is graceful and elegant, and seems a bit understated compared to the previous two vintages, particularly at first. With air, the wine asserts itself somewhat, expands in the glass and shows off the fine fruit flavors it has. There are refined, well integrated tannins around the edges that become more prominent with air. The wine is velvety, suave and harmonious, its balance impeccable. It grows on you, and becomes more and more interesting. It drank best on Day 2, despite being quite approachable early on. Drink 2009-2020."