100% Tempranillo from small, yet iconic producer
Tantalising and powerful aromatics of blackberry, plum and tobacco. On a full-bodied palate, the wood is well integrated with cedar, vanilla and dark chocolate complimenting a core of succulent black cherries. Rich, earthy and delicious.
- 94pts Robert Parker (Tasted Jun 21)
- 96pts Tim Atkin (Tasted 21)
91pts Wine Spectator (Tasted Aug 21)
Cellaring: Now to 2032
Food Pairing: BBQd beef ribs, grilled lamb chops, rich dark chocolate desserts
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Pingus. A small estate that packs a mighty punch. Utterly singular would be one way to describe both the history and wines of this estate. It was Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck who put this Domaine on the map with its very first vintage in 1995. In what could best be described as an overnight success, the ’95 caught the eye, and taste buds of one Robert Parker. As a result the estate was immediately catapulted into the upper echelons of fine wine and stayed there ever since. Flor de Pingus is the 2nd wine of the estate. Biodynamically produced from old vines, Wine Advocate has written of it: “In the price/quality sweepstakes, this might be Spain’s finest wine”. We’re inclined to agree.