Wine of the Day, No. 525


This post is by Fredric Koeppel from Bigger Than Your Head


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Though it’s a blend of grapes that typically go into sweet Port wines — this is 51 percent touriga nacional, 49 percent touriga franca — the Prats + Symington Post Scriptum de Chryseia 2017, Douro Valley, is a totally dry table wine suited for dishes that presage our Fall and Winter appetites: braised lamb or veal shanks, duck and pork terrines, rabbit fricassee, beef or lamb stew. You get the idea. The label represents a collaboration between Bruno Prats, former owner of and winemaker for the classic Bordeaux estate Chateau Cos d’Estournel, and Charles Symington, head of the family company that owns such distinguished Port houses as Graham’s, Dow’s, Warre’s and Cockburn’s. Lots of pedigree here.  The color is dark ruby, with just a bit of lighter mulberry at the rim; the first impression is of lovely warm, ripe fruit — plums and currants opening to a touch of …

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