Flor de Pingus 2016
93-95 points, “This has all the signals to become one of the greatest vintages of Flor de Pingus.” –Wine Advocate
Flor de Pingus is the second wine from the genius Peter Sisseck, creator of the iconic Pingus. It hails from prime biodynamic Tempranillo plots in La Horra, Ribera del Duero, and offers an exquisite snapshot into the world of Pingus. In the hot vintage of 2016, it’s a masterful piece of winemaking, maintaining breath-taking freshness despite all that heat. Airy, perfumed and brimming with plums, brambles, black cherry, dark chocolate and cloud-like mocha froth; with Pingus 2016 touted as “another legend in the making” by Wine Advocate, the second wine from the same vintage will be quickly snapped up by collectors and wine lovers.
Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck’s Pingus revolutionised Spanish wine, placing it right up there alongside the Super Tuscans and Bordeaux’s First Growths. Before it, Ribera del Duero was known for little more than mass-produced reds, Vega Sicilia being the only notable exception. But Pingus changed all of that, shooting to fame in 1995 when Robert Parker described the Grand Vin as probably “the greatest young red wine I have ever tasted from Spain.” A huge proportion of the 325 cases of that vintage were lost when a ship carrying them to the US sank near the Azores. This rocketed the demand for what remained into the stratosphere, and the rest – as they say – is history. The cult Pingus is seen by many as the pinnacle of what can be achieved with Tempranillo.£10.53 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2616798
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