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2000 Dominio de Pingus Pingus

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 93 JR
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SKU: 56324-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($350) Bright ruby to the rim. Initially cool aromas of blackberry, coffee, mocha and lead pencil; showed a chocolatey aspect with 24 hours in the recorked bottle. Very rich, dense and deep, with a suave, utterly creamy texture. The wine's great sucrosity is buffered by tangy acidity. Finishes with noble, sweet tannins and great persistence. The crop levels in the vineyards that go into Pingus were cut by spring hail (and Peter Sisseck's decision to prune all of the affected bunches), resulting in the lowest yield for this wine since its inception in 1995. (The Rare Wine Co., Sonoma, CA)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Lavish oak gives alluring chocolate and toasty flavors, yet there's enough ripe fruit for balance, with notes of cassis and blueberry. Firm, ripe tannins give age-worthy structure, yet the wine remains balanced. Focused and deep.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Looks more evolved than the 1999. Dumber on the nose at present. Big, round rather majestic fruit hits the palate and completely disguises tannins. Good, balancing acidity. Round, broad sweep of confident young flavours. Should get there.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The millennial Pingus is a fabulous wine from Peter Sisseck. It is endowed with a riveting, intense, vivacious bouquet of liquorice, creme de cassis, peppermint and kirsch and blossoms in the glass. The palate is fully loaded with glycerine-rich black fruit that lends it an unctuous texture that is neatly counterbalanced by requisite acidity. This is the Pingus that the 1998 wanted to be. Drink now-2030+.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • In 1995, Danish oenologist Peter Sisseck decided to expand his influence in Spain, establishing the Dominio de Pingus alongside his already-successful Hacienda Monasterio. Because Sisseck was already a well-known name in the wine world, his first vintage of Pingus was met with immediate praise, with Robert Parker describing it as, "One of the greatest and most exciting wines I have ever tasted." Soon, the estate exploded in popularity due to Parker's praise, and the estate had one of the highest debut wine sales in the history of the country. The high cost of this wine is due to exceedingly low production, with about 325 cases made for its debut. These low yields have made Pingus the posterchild of Spain's budding cult wine community. Sisseck produces three wines on the estate: the flagship Pingus label, the Flor de Pingus and the cuvee Ribera del Duero Amelia.

    Pingus wine is made using traditional techniques that focus on biodynamics. Sisseck has said, "The vines in my plots are very old. They have never been fertilized nor treated with pesticides, and all grow following the traditional en vaso system." Many of the vines in both the Barroso vineyard and the San Cristobal vineyard are as much as 70 years old. Since 2000, the estate has used entirely biodynamic techniques, producing 500 cases or less of its flagship wine every year. About 46 percent of the grape clusters on the 2012 wine were fermented with their stems on in 2,000-liter oak foudres. The wine is 100 percent Tempranillo and was aged for 21 months in second-use French oak barrels.

    Sessick believes that only the finest vintages should be released, and in some years no Pingus wines are released at all due to subpar weather conditions.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 113 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors