2006 Dominio de Pingus "Flor de Pingus" Ribera del Duero

SKU #1120782 96 points Wine Spectator

 Ripe fruit and lavish oak find harmony in this rich red. Blackberry and cassis mingle with dark chocolate, mineral and toast flavors. Full, polished tannins give way to a spicy finish. Powerful and expressive. (TM)  (11/2009)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2006 Flor de Pingus is deep purple in color with a superb bouquet of toasty oak, spice box, mineral, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Youthful, full-bodied, intense, and powerful on the palate, it retains an elegant personality despite its size. (JM)  (6/2010)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Ruby-red. Strong floral and mineral scents complicate blackberry and cherry on the nose. Vibrant red berry and cherry flavors are given support by dusty tannins and become sweeter with air. Very fresh and precise, with excellent mineral snap and thrust. I like this wine's delicate touch, and the finish is clean and very long. (JR)  (10/2008)

Jancis Robinson

 Sweet, pure lightly spiced fruit, blueberry and damson sweetness, a slight toastiness. Very moreish. Bright fruit, smooth, rounded tannins and deceptively easy to drink. Lovely fresh tangy finish. 17.5/20 points. (JH)  (11/2008)


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Varietal:

Tempranillo

- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penèdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Ribera del Duero