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2015 Dominio de Pingus Pingus

SPAIN / CASTILLA Y LEÓN /
abv 14.5%
  • 99 WA
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Tempranillo

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SKU: 56324-2015

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  • James Suckling | Rating: 97

    A layered and rich red with dark berries. So floral and beautiful with burnt orange and cedar undertones. Full body, very fine tannins and long, rich finesse, yet always fresh and vivid. Needs four to five years to soften. Try in 2022.
    Drink Dates: 2022+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Peter Sisseck was ecstatic about the quality of the 2015 Pingus. Since he no longer uses any new oak—and hasn't since 2012—the élevage in used wood is extended to 23 or 24 months. This is the first vintage certified as biodynamic from Demeter. We poured the wine and took half an hour to get to it, as the wine was very closed at first and opened up very slowly in the glass. Little by little, the nose started showing a floral character, what I consider the perfume of great Ribera del Duero, the elegant part that compensates the powerful nature of the wines and gives the finesse to the best wines. The wine has been very consistent in the last few vintages, as Sisseck reckons the old but balanced vines (they started working in biodynamics in 2000) cushion the vintage differences more than other younger vineyards. These vines were planted in 1929, and they have always been farmed organically and in a traditional way. This is truly outstanding. In a way, it made me think of 2010, even if they are very different years. It was bottled in August 2017, and there are some 6,500 bottles of this gem. Even if very young, it already drinks well. Great wines tend to be drinkable throughout their life...
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2035
    Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Issue: 238
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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

    • 32 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors