($75) Deep red. Smoky cherry and cassis aromas are complicated by mocha, vanilla and cured tobacco. Coffee-accented red and dark berry flavors are enlivened by zesty minerality, which adds focus. Suave, sweet cherry-cola and anise flavors carry impressively through the vibrant, delineated finish. The 2004 has more power, this more finesse.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: September/October 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Made from younger vines than Pingus itself (but still a very respectable 35 years old) and from one specific vineyard so it is not actually the second wine of Pingus. Delicately sweet fresh fruit on the nose, fine-grained, elegant and fresh but with a surprising density ? yet no heaviness whatsoever. (JH)
Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2005 Flor de Pingus comes from rented vineyards planted to 100% Tempranillo. The wine spends 14 months in new French oak. Purple-colored, it offers an alluring bouquet of pain grille, crushed stone, violets, black raspberry, and blueberry. Already complex on the palate, it has gobs of sweet fruit, excellent intensity, perfect balance, and a 60-second finish. In the price/quality sweepstakes, this might be Spain's finest wine. Kudos to Peter Sisseck for a brilliant and enthralling set of wines.
Dark crimson. Very pleasant floral nose. Slightly muted on entry but develops very nicely into a well balanced rush of fruit. Tannins slightly drying but gives the impression of structure and should age well.
Self | Rating: 87
Longer finish than previous vintages. Young; should develop into a well-rounded wine.