Flor de Pingus 2016
La añada 2016 de Flor de Pingus ha conseguido 96 puntos en la última edición de la Guía Peñín, situándose así en el podio de los mejores vinos españoles. Peter Sisseck, el afamado enólogo danés afincado en Ribera del Duero, consigue añada tras añada sobresalientes puntuaciones para sus vinos. Un vino espectacular que personifica la excelencia dentro de esta denominación de origen.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
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. This has all the signals to become one of the greatest vintages of Flor de Pingus. They expect to fill some 105,000 bottles in June 2018. I already look forward to tasting this in my next round, after it has spent a year or more in bottle. - Luis Gutiérrez.
Chalky and intense with so much blackberry character. Some smoke, too. Full body. Firm and chewy with lots of fruit, but a tight and linear finish. Chewy and intense. Needs a year or two to open, but already a joy. Better after 2021.