A joint venture between the Symington family and Bruno Prats, formerly of Château Cos d'Estournel in Bordeaux, has produced Chryseia. The name is Greek for “gold,” a play on the River Douro's name (which means “gold” in Portuguese). It is a fully extracted wine, with purple colors and rich tannins, but it is also finely balanced and very elegant. Still young, with a dry finish, it should develop in a classic Bordeaux way over the next 5–10 years. —R.V.
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Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.