|Spain||1995||Dominio de Pingus, Peter Sisseck||BT||0||1||800.00||bt||1||1066.6666666667||98.00||98.00||Pingus, Sisseck||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
only 325 cases were produced and only 350 cases in 96. Made from 60+-year-old Tempranillo Vines planted in the heart of Ribera del Duero, these wines are produced from yields of under 1/2 ton of fruit per acre, or about 1.1 pounds of fruit per vine. Malolactic fermentation is done in new oak, and the wine is then aged in 100 % new oak casks.
Deep ruby-red. Mellow, deep aromas of dark berries and exotic wood tones, with a suggestion of ProvenÃ§al herbs; not quite as lively or perfumed as the brighter '96. Shows the roasted, gamey ripeness that characterizes so many '95s from the region. Great sweetness and complexity in the mouth. Doesn't possess quite the sappy lift of the '96, but perhaps even more concentrated. Powerful underlying structure and palate-staining persistence. Has the thick, 3-D texture to buffer its huge, ripe tannins. I ultimately give the '96 a slight edge on sheer brightness, but this is compelling wine.