A lovely surprise as i'm not a usual fan of Chryseia.....the 1h in the decanter (highly recommend) revealed a wine full of elegant dark berries, bread ferment, dried figs. A palate with no holes and a velvety body leads the wine into a medium dusty finish with no loose ends. For my palate it's starting to drink pretty well though i can see another 6 years on the upper side
The 1st vintage of this wine made of Trincadeira and Syrah still shows its youthfulness both in the nose and in the palate. To be found are notes of chocolate, red fruits, tar and a light touch of wood. Under this primary layer there's a glimpse of terciary notes more connected with damp earth. The finish is long with nice acidity and a tail of tannins just by the end. To drink or not to drink? To drink i say as the glimpse of what this wine can be further down the road doesnt quite match the current fruit/chocolate/tar gluttony.
Upon opening the bottle every aspect of the wine led to a precocious death....copper tone, oxidized nose and palate or so it seemed. In 30 minutes the color gained clarity, the nose focus and the palate acidity. Amazing the notes of petrol, grapefruit, the minerals and the viscosity of the body. Long with great acidity and a general sense of roundness. Great, great wine!