I have some backed up tasting notes from our monthly tasting group gatherings. These bottles were tasted in April.
All tasted double blind as usual. Tempranillo was not one of the grapes that came up in the discussions before it was revealed what the theme was...
2009 PSI, Dominio de Pingus
A cool, smoky nose with notes of dried black berries, earth, herbs and sun warm rocks. Very, very good.
The taste is seedy and somewhat mature with notes of red currants, earth and root vegetables. Soft tannins.
89p (tasted 2023/04)
2010 PSI, Dominio de Pingus
A fine, earthy nose with notes of red and black currants, iron and earth. Some maturity.
The taste is tight and nicely focused with a high acidity and fine black fruit. Warm herbs and chrushed rocks. 3+ years.
90p (tasted 2023/04)
2012 PSI, Dominio de Pingus
A restrained, earthy nose with notes of dried raspberries, undergrowth and dried flowers. A tad sparse.
The taste is seedy and dry with notes of lingonberries, earth and dry tobacco. Good but a a little short in the finish.
85p (tasted 2023/04)
2018 PSI, Dominio de Pingus
A fine, spicy nose with notes of smoke, ripe red and black berries, dusty earth and tobacco. Very fine.
The taste is tight and balanced with silky tannins, ripe black fruit and a long, warm finish with a fine intensity. 5+ years.
92p (tasted 2023/04)
2018 Flor de Pingus, Dominio de Pingus
A deep, nicely concentrated nose with notes of ripe black fruit, scorched earth, leather and dark flowers. Some oaky notes in the background. Very fine.
The taste is structured and fine with gorgeous red fruit, sweet minerals, silky tannins and a very fine balance. Very long. A very fine warmth. 7+ years.
94p (tasted 2023/04)