Dominio de Pingus, Pingus, 1996

Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain

Dominio de Pingus, Pingus, 1996

Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain



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Grape Varietes: Tempranillo 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Peter Sisseck Optimum Drinking: 2019-2020 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 102751 Fill Level: Base of neck. Label Quality: Stained & slightly nicked labels, some capsule damage
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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.


“The 1996 Pingus is an astonishing wine that continues to put on weight and add more nuances to its multidimensional personality. The explosive aromatics consist of smoke, jammy blackberry and currant fruit, incense, licorice, cedar, and pain grille. Massive in the mouth, with a sumptuous texture, immense body, high levels of glycerin, and a multilayered mid-palate, this spectacular wine is evolved and accessible.” Robert Parker

“A gentle giant. This inky, massive wine coats the palate with rich, ripe flavors of plum, prune and cassis and plenty of oaky notes of chocolate and coffee. Despite high alcohol, it remains velvety and balanced.” Wine Spectator

“Deep, bright ruby. Extraordinarily complex, lively nose combines black raspberry, bitter chocolate, nutmeg and an intriguing suggestion of roasted herbs. Amazingly rich and smooth in the mouth; truly explosive fruit offers superb vinosity and snap. Like liquid velvet but with great clarity of flavor. Builds in intensity and seems to grow thicker on the back half. The huge finishing fruit coats the entire palate. Amazing juice.” Stephen Tanzer