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2018 Vega Sicilia Pintia ToroTempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz from Spain

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  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Ratings:

96

Brooding but fresh nose, with tarry blackberries and fresh blue fruit. Iron, wet stones, violets and a hint of mocha, too. Full-bodied, mineral and broad on the palate with a stony feel, though not heavy at all. A really elegant, nuanced and extremely poised Pintia that you can enjoy now and for the next decade. A really eclectic Pintia showing more elegance and calculation. Drink or hold

95+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Pintia comes from a cooler and wetter vintage when the grapes were picked between September 20th and October 7th, and it fermented in their new fermentation room where they feel they can be more precise. The wine still has 15% alcohol, with a pH of 3.82 and 4.6 grams of acidity. It had a shorter élevage this year and matured for 10 months in French and 18% American oak barrels, 81% of them new. The nose is very expressive, with bright cherry fruit, and the wine is fresher than the norm in the region, with integrated alcohol and oak, reflecting a very cool year, floral and perfumed. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals very fine and elegant tannins. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Pintia. 251,512 bottles, 14,144 half-bottles, 6,543 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in April 2020.

Product Detail

Item # 135681
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Toro
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb