2013 Pingus Tempranillo
Tempranillo - 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WA 96
  • VN 93
  • WS 92

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, September 2015
(96-97) Very aromatic with dark fruits such as raspberry and blackberry. Black ink undertones. Some pencil lead. Full body, very layered and refined. Ultra-fine tannins. Wonderful length. Aged 12 months in one-year-old... (96-97) Very aromatic with dark fruits such as raspberry and blackberry. Black ink undertones. Some pencil lead. Full body, very layered and refined. Ultra-fine tannins. Wonderful length. Aged 12 months in one-year-old used barrels.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
I tasted the 2013 Pingus one week before the wine was to be bottled, but one never knows. I tasted the 2012 under the same circumstances last year, and after my tasting, Peter Sisseck decided the wine needed some more... I tasted the 2013 Pingus one week before the wine was to be bottled, but one never knows. I tasted the 2012 under the same circumstances last year, and after my tasting, Peter Sisseck decided the wine needed some more time, so the élevage was extended and the bottling delayed. I was told this should be very close to the bottled version. The nose is aromatic, expressive and open, quite perfumed and subtle, with no traces of oak (the wine now ages in used barriques); even the spices are very much in the background. The Pingus vineyards behaved quite well in a difficult vintage, as great vineyards are a lot more homogeneous, so the vines are very balanced: the two vineyards used for Pingus, San Cristobal and Barroso, were planted in 1929 with two different massale selections. The palate is also approachable and gentle, with very good acidity and very fine tannins, elegance and character. I think there will be very few (or none!) wines in Ribera in 2013 like this Pingus. Well done! Three weeks later, I received an email letting me know that the wine had been bottled, so I proceeded to taste the bottle version, which showed what the sample promised. 2013 will be a vintage, that in Ribera del Duero, will show the differences of the work in the vineyards and what they do at Pingus clearly paid off. Even after the recent operation, the wine is harmonious and feels very balanced; there is no dizziness and it keeps the poise. A real triumph for the vintage. 6,600 bottles were filled at the end of July 2015. -Luis Guiterrez
VN 93
Vinous, December 2015
Inky purple. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of Asian spices and minerals. Shows a highly appealing light touch, with sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors... Inky purple. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of Asian spices and minerals. Shows a highly appealing light touch, with sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with aeration. Supple tannins add grip to this distinctly suave and seamless blend, which leaves notes of raspberry preserves and candied rose behind. -Josh Raynolds
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2016
Firm tannins corset a plush texture in this generous red. Black cherry, plum, cedar, spice and mineral flavors mingle, kept lively by fresh acidity. There's plenty of stuffing here, but this isn't aggressive. Drink now... Firm tannins corset a plush texture in this generous red. Black cherry, plum, cedar, spice and mineral flavors mingle, kept lively by fresh acidity. There's plenty of stuffing here, but this isn't aggressive. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made. –TM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork