The poor-quality 2002 vintage encouraged partners Bruno Prats and the Symington family not to make Chryseia, but to make a second wine instead. This is a wine that will age fast, and already has soft tannins and attractive dark fruit flavors. The acidity still needs to soften before it is completely ready to drink.
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.