he ‘Chryseia project’ (1998) is a joint partnership in the Douro Valley between the Symington Family Estates (Porto) and Bruno Prats (Château Cos d'Estournel / Bordeaux). The ‘Post Scriptum’ is the second wine of the famous Chryseia cru. Varietal composition: 53 % Touriga Franca, 45 % Touriga Nacional and 2 % others (the composition varies from year to year). Maturation: 13 months in French oak barrels (400 liters). Decanted: two hours prior to tasting. Color: dark ruby-red. Bouquet: intense nose with notes of violets, plums, cedar and traces of clove and pepper. On the palate: a well-structured, quite powerful wine displaying ripe black fruit, still quite firm tannins and a good underpinning acidity. Long, slightly drying aftertaste. Agreeable drinking now ; could even get better over the next 2-4 years.