Dominio de Pingus Tempranillo Ribera del Duero
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|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Cellar||Dominio de Pingus|
|Robert Parket Points||93|
|Guía Peñín Points||94|
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|
"I caught the 2016 Flor de Pingus days before it was due for bottling, so what I tasted was the final blend (done after the time in barrel was over) that was just settling in tank before being bottled. The paradox of 2016 is that it was a warm year, but the resulting wines have great freshness, which also happened in 1996 (one of my favorite old vintages of Pingus). The yields were higher, which brought more freshness to the wines; and the wines are airier and not as compact as, for example, 2015. In fact, what they have been doing for some time now is to work in viticulture—the pruning and what you do with the canopy—to achieve slightly higher yields and get the plants to balance, because as you increase the yields, the ripening takes longer. Even though it's young, this shows amazing perfume that should bloom with a year in bottle."