Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2016

$89.99

New from Pingus!                          Second wine from Dominio de Pingus who make the legendary Pingus Red. Limited. Harmonious and elegant, this is a beautiful second wine from the renowned Dominio de Pingus. Dark cherry nose with earthy and coffee nuances; pure, concentrated fruit on the palate. Like those other esteemed names, Pingus has a quality that is often lacking in today's "modern" wines-a sense of utter individuality. There is no other wine in the world, let alone Spain, that is quite like Pingus, and that singularity is one of the fundamental requirements for great wine. 95 Points Robert Parker:  "I caught the 2016 Flor de Pingus days before it was due for bottling, so what I tasted was the final blend (done after the time in barrel was over) that was just settling in tank before being bottled. The paradox of 2016 is that it was a warm year, but the resulting wines have great freshness, which also happened in 1996 (one of my favorite old vintages of Pingus). The yields were higher, which brought more freshness to the wines; and the wines are airier and not as compact as, for example, 2015. In fact, what they have been doing for some time now is to work in viticulture—the pruning and what you do with the canopy—to achieve slightly higher yields and get the plants to balance, because as you increase the yields, the ripening takes longer. Even though it's young, this shows amazing perfume that should bloom with a year in bottle. This has all the signals to become one of the greatest vintages of Flor de Pingus. I already look forward to tasting this in my next round, after it has spent a year or more in bottle. A mini-Pingus at a very different price." The 2015 Flor de Pingus is a mosaic of different vineyards in the village of La Horra in Burgos, totaling some 35 hectares. As all these are estate vineyards, they were much better controlled than those used for PSI, and the wine shows it in a challenging vintage like this one. It has a slightly different profile from your average Ribera, with better freshness. The wine had only been in bottle for around one month, and the wine is open and expressive. There are some roasted aromas, black cherries, blackberries and plenty of spices with hints of smoke. It’s also a lighter version of Flor, and whether this will be as long-lived as other vintages, it’s still a question mark, as the extra acidity might give it a longer life than expected. In any case, give it some time in bottle to finish integrating the oak and drink over the next four-five years.

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Glorious though a BABY! Please don’t do what I did. Wait! 5 yrs minimum.

Glorious though a BABY! Please don’t do what I did. Wait! 5 yrs minimum.

9.4

Diana Cohen

We loved this wine rich, medium bodied , cherry and chocolate . Delicious. I bought this wine at Zackys

We loved this wine rich, medium bodied , cherry and chocolate . Delicious. I bought this wine at Zackys

9.5

Jordi Pazo

Vila. Venta a la Avanzada 2016. 74,05 26.06.17

Vila. Venta a la Avanzada 2016. 74,05 26.06.17

8.5

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