Recently Rated Prats & Symington Wines

From Wine Spectator's blind tastings

Since the debut of Chryseia with the 2000 vintage, the Prats & Symington joint venture has expanded with the purchase of vineyards to support their goal of an elegant, dry red Douro wine. A second wine, called Post Scriptum, was introduced in 2002, and that blend of native varieties now is released annually, made primarily from fruit at Quinta da Perdiz since the purchase of that estate in 2007. It can reach outstanding levels of quality at half the price of Chryseia.

After acquiring the historic estate of Quinta de Roriz in 2009 to provide a winery home for Chryseia, the partnership also added the value-priced, early-drinking, dry red Prazo de Roriz to their lineup, along with a Vintage Port, made only in the top years.

Symington Family Vintage Port Quinta de Roriz 2011
Score: 95
Release Price: $58
This shows a tight beam of cream and spice, focusing the lush flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, plum confit and violet. The lilting finish presents fig and date notes to the dark chocolate accents. Best from 2020 through 2050. 350 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: Feb. 28, 2014

Prats & Symington Douro Post Scriptum de Chryseia 2011
Score: 90
Release Price: $25
This shows firm snap to the bold, rich flavors of plum tart, dried cherry and blackberry, accented by notes of mocha and dark chocolate. The finish lingers with cream and Asian spice details. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: Nov. 30, 2014

Prats & Symington Douro Prazo de Roriz 2011
Score: 89
Release Price: $16
A crisp, savory style, with fresh-crushed dark plum and dried raspberry flavors, supported by firm acidity. Dark chocolate and mineral notes combine on the lip-smacking and well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2017. 4,650 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: July 31, 2014