STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Flor de Pingus was established by Danish winemaking supremo Peter Sisseck. His very first vintage weas described by American Wine critic Robert Parker "One of the greatest and most exciting wines I have ever tasted". Production is very small, less than 500 cases per vintage on average. This wine has a formiable reputation around the world of wine, and Peter Sisseck is credited with pushing the regions varietal to its absolute limits.
Because of very low yields and a warm and dry season, the 2017 Flor de Pingus was produced from very concentrated grapes with lots of tannin, so they had to do a very soft vinification and an extended élevage, being very careful not to dry out the wine. So, they used less new oak barrels, and the wine was alternatively in barrique and stainless steel, trying to polish the tannins and keep the juiciness and avoid excessive tannins. So, the wine is polished, more than it usually is. It's ripe but without the perfect ripeness of a great vintage. It has character, in a somehow more baroque way. 93/100 Points Luis Gutierrez