Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Dominio de Pingus
Country: Spain Region: Castilla Leon
District: Ribera del Duero
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
RP=100 I was really looking forward to the bottled version of the 2018 Pingus after a great showing of the cask sample last year. Part of the wine matured in 20,000-liter oak casks, so it's not all barrique. This is the first time they used the vats, and based on the results, Sisseck thinks in the future Pingus will be around 50% in oak vats. The Pingus vines were planted in 1929 in two different sectors of the village of La Horra, Barroso, and San Cristobal, and contain some 2% other varieties. The vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic and are manicured like few vineyards in Spain. The wine is subtle and harmonious, elegant and insinuating, with all the components in very good balance. This is precise and pure; Sisseck is thorough and meticulous, and the wine shows that precision. This follows the line of the 2016, showing very well even if it was bottled only one month before I tasted it. 9,300 bottles were filled in August 2020.
JS=97 Very perfumed and aromatic with blackberry, cherry, blueberry, and fresh flowers, such as violets. Full-bodied with a tight, clipped, fine-tannin structure and a long, focused finish. Refined and linear. Long. Drink after 2023.