2017 P&S Post Scriptum
The Symington Family has a long and storied history in Portugal’s Douro Valley. The family’s ancestry in the port trade spans over 350 years and through 14 generations. Their houses include Dow’s, Warre’s, Graham’s, Cockburn and others. Winemaking in the Douro Valley has evolved as port houses have focused on quality driven dry reds. Most notably, the Symington family has made extraordinary strides in this arena. In 1999 the Symmingtons formed a partnership with Bruno Pratts, former owner of Chateau Cos d’Estournel in St. Estephe, France. Pratts became co-owner of the Pratts & Symington venture into premium red wines from the Douro.
Sourced from the Douro grapes of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, then aged in French oak for 12 months. This opaque beauty opens with aromas of purple violets. In many ways this wine resembles some of Pratts previous efforts in Bordeaux. There are fresh blueberries and mulberries etched into a silky, elegant core. The fruitcake spices within are coated with vanilla bean and dark mocha. This wine has a beautiful weight and balance leading you to a long finish.