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2009 Dominio de Pingus Pingus

SPAIN / CASTILLA Y LEÓN /
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Tempranillo

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SKU: 56324-2009

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$775.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2009 Pingus was released last year, but it should still be pretty available. It was harvested on October 5 and 6 under perfect conditions. It is a powerful and concentrated vintage for Pingus. I'm amazed at how much the wine integrated with one extra year in the bottle -- the aromas are more precise, starting to reveal the true personality of the wine. The nose is very perfumed and balsamic, with notes of violets and ripe, juicy fruit, quite high-pitched. The oak is well-integrated into the wine. The palate is very powerful, full-bodied, concentrated but balanced, and wearing its 14.5% alcohol lightly, in a very difficult combination of power and elegance, with abundant but silky tannins. Very long aftertaste. 5,600 bottles were produced.
    Author: Luis Gutierrez
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Dark purple. Drop-dead gorgeous aromas of spicy dark berries complicated by vanilla, mocha, espresso, iron, licorice and sexy oak spices. Sweet and expansive, showing great depth to its ripe blackberry and boysenberry flavors. Notes of candied flowers, cola and mocha gain strength with air and carry through an extremely long, sweet finish. There's plenty of structure here but it's hidden under all the dense fruit right now. That price is correct, sadly.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Round and rich, this is still young, showing firm, fresh tannins that frame pure fruit flavors of plum and cassis, along with spice notes that give way to the smoky finish.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
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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

    • 103 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors