|Region||Ribera del Duero|
The 1998 Pingus is opaque black in color, with evolved, stunningly sweet aromatics. Notes of cassis, licorice, cigar box, spice cake, and toasty oak emerge with coaxing. This full-bodied, opulently-textured, viscous, concentrated wine is fat, expansively flavored, and multilayered. It is an outstanding effort, with well-integrated acidity and tannin.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Alluring aromas of plums and chocolate follow through on the palate of this generous, polished red. Rich yet balanced, with real depth and a long finish. Delicious now, but should improve.