- Añejamiento: 17 months in french large vats and barriques of second use
- País: España
- Región: Ribera del Duero
- Varietal: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo clone)
- Vendimia: 2009
The 2009 Psi is much more precocious on the nose compared to the 2008, a real step up in quality. It offers fresh strawberry, raspberry and a touch of cranberry, all infused with exotic notes of mango and orange essence. It blossoms beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins on the entry. There are subtle notes of blackberry, tobacco, tart cherry and pain grille that combine harmoniously on the understated, natural finish. This is drinking well now, but should age nicely over several years.
– 91 points, Neal Martin (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate)
Pingus is probably the other most important winery in Spain along with Vega Sicilia but on the modern side. Dominio de Pingus is responsible for a lot of changes in Ribera del Duero. It all began when danish Peter Sisseck went to Ribera del Duero to establish his own winery. He bought 5 hectares to start the garage revolution in Spain. His first vintage was the 1995 which Robert Parker said "it is one of the greatest and most exciting young red wines I have ever tasted" and gave it 98 points. Pingus 1995 was trading at $200 USD before it was even released. Pingus is one of the pioneers of Biodynamic viticulture in Spain and his wines have incredible finesse and elegance. They are like silk in the palate. There are some who say that Peter Sisseck manages with his wines to give a punch in the mouth with a silk glove. Pingus 2004 obtained 100 points with Robert Parker and is today the most expensive wine of Spain. Dominio de Pingus produces 3 wines: Pingus, Flor de Pingus (which is a fantastic value in the wine world) and the PSI.