Flor de Pingus 2020
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Flor de Pingus
Country: Spain Region: Castilla Leon
District: Ribera del Duero
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo
Classification: Production: 9000 Cases
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=94+ There is around 20% new oak in the 2020 Flor de Pingus, and because it has a little younger vines (there was a land-consolidation project in La Horra in 2006!), there'll be some Garnacha starting in 2021 and maybe some oak vats for aging too. All this shows the direction, where he found structure and volume in the palate, with textured tannins. It's harmonious and elegant, aromatic and floral, perfumed and showy, with contained ripeness and around 14% alcohol. The palate is quite powerful, with abundant but fine tannins. 110,000 bottles were filled in July 2022.
JS=94 Aromas of perfumes and violets with blueberries follow through to a medium body with very fine tannins that run the length of the wine and show muscle and length. Linear and toned. Give this time to open and show you more. Try after 2026.
WS=92 Plush in texture and elegant overall, with a fresh spine of acidity enlivening black plum reduction and crushed black cherry fruit, violet and tobacco, vanilla and mineral accents as they wrap around a firm core of fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030.