Tempranillo, Flor de Pingus, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, 2013, 14% abv. US$90

Spain is where I fell in love with wine in 2009 on a business trip.

I’ve been back since to visit Priorat DOQ, and I’ll go to Jerez this year, but Ribera del Duero DO – where this wine comes from – is still on my wine bucket list.

Pingus is slang for Peter – the name of the Danish owner of this benchmark estate. I can’t afford the first line Pingus wines, but the second line called Flor de Pingus is within reach.

On the eyes, it’s translucent garnet with deep legs and aromas of berries, black cherry, light leather glove and clove.

The palate is dry with high acidity and even tannins with flavours of blackberry, black cherry, black plum, calfskin, black earth and bright minerality.

WSET Outstanding – subtle, balanced and beautiful.


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