For readers not fortunate enough to latch onto Dominico de Pingus, there is Flor de Pingus, made in far more abundant quantities. Both the 1995 and 1996 are outstanding wines. The 1996 Fleur de Pingus exhibits more structure, grip, and spice than the 1995, as well as intensely-concentrated fruit, full body, and outstanding purity and harmony. Bravo to proprietor Peter Sisseck for these extraordinary Spanish wines!
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Muscular and rich. This big red is jammy, with plum, cassis, chocolate and licorice flavors that coat the palate and enrobe the underlying tannins. Powerful and thick, it's not graceful now but certainly impressive.
Author: Thomas Matthews
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Not included in this line-up but tasted recently from my own cellar. This was once a real star, very winning, very upfront intense mixture of high acid, high tannin fruit with a swirl of top quality oak. It was glamorous and gorgeous at three to five years old but is just starting to fade a little now.
This is at its peak. Ripe dark berry and red berry fruit. Fruit is complemented by notes of smoke, mesquite and leather. Perfectly integrated sweet tannins. Well balanced. Elegant, more subtle finish that lingers and lingers. Impressive.