Dominio de Pingus, Pingus, 1995

Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain

Dominio de Pingus, Pingus, 1995

Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain

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£849.00
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Out of stock

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£849.00

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Grape Varietes: Tempranillo 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Peter Sisseck Optimum Drinking: 2016-2030 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 102730
Estate Notes

Pingus is one of the world's greatest wines. A bespoke, garage wine that captures the concentrated essence of the finest Spanish terroir.

Just 500 cases of Pingus are nurtured each year by the genius Peter Sisseck who selects from three parcels of ancient Tempranillo vines, which are hand-pruned to produce miniscule yields. The soils have never been fertilised or treated with pesticides and are as natural as soils can be! A rare and very special wine.

Reviews

“The maiden Pingus is still going strong as it approaches adulthood. It has a complex bouquet, the glycerine content having ebbed over the years, revealing lush scents of creme de cassis, blackberry, black olive and a slight earthy, almost Graves-like tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with surprising succulent on the entry underpinned by crisp acidity. There is almost a sense of conservatism to this Pingus, but it is undeniably well balanced.” eRobertParker.com

“Mellow, deep aromas of dark berries and exotic wood tones, with a suggestion of Provençal herbs; not quite as lively or perfumed as the brighter '96. Shows the roasted, gamey ripeness that characterizes so many '95s from the region. Great sweetness and complexity in the mouth. Doesn't possess quite the sappy lift of the '96, but perhaps even more concentrated. Powerful underlying structure and palate-staining persistence. Has the thick, 3-D texture to buffer its huge, ripe tannins. I ultimately give the '96 a slight edge on sheer brightness, but this is compelling wine.” Stephen Tanzer