2006 Chryseia


89Average Score
flagDouro / Portugal

The 2006 Chryseia is a library wine, of course. It is revisited this issue for a checkup. It is a 60/40 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca aged for ten months in new French oak. This year was around the time that I originally feared it might start to slide. It is drinking well now, although with some rhubarb and herbal nuances. It is aromatically a bit eccentric, and it has that bit of rhubarb at the end; but, it does fill out in the glass and takes on weight, improving more than I thought it could. It shows a bit of life, a little energy and power but not enough to make me suspect it is going to turn into anything more. It still demonstrated that it could show better after 30 to 45 minutes of air. With some air, it was much more interesting and showed better focus. It was also much better when paired with food, at which point its eccentricities were no longer annoying and its good features stood out. It is always more impressive for the structure than the fruit. Drink up, no matter how long it theoretically lasts, because I doubt this will get much better. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com

Mark Squires    Score: 89/100

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