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Pingus Psi Super!!!!!!!!! 2008

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Having established Pingus as a new benchmark for greatness in Spanish wine, Peter Sisseck has embarked on a new quest: to produce a wine that captures the soul of Ribera del Duero. And he intends to do so by harnessing the passion of its growers who have for far too long lacked the tools, capital and vision to make wine that is truly “theirs.” It is a Utopian idea, born of Peter’s passionate belief in organic and biodynamic farming as well as his gratitude to the region for giving a young Danish winemaker the opportunity to make arguably Spain’s most coveted wine. Ψ PSI. And so he conceived Ψ PSI, named for the 23rd letter in the Greek alphabet. Ψ PSI emerged from a thought that had nagged at Peter Sisseck since he first arrived in Ribera del Duero in 1990. He always felt that the region’s old vineyards had enormous potential, but that the quality of local farming was poor. Growers are usually paid by the ton, not for quality, and so they have little incentive to cut yields. Due to the excessive use of chemicals, this is one of those regions where Claude Bourguignon’s description of vineyard soils having less microbial life than the Sahara Desert rings true.

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Snooth User: Nicki HJ
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09/17/2011

Five glasses


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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A candidate for perfection, the profound 2003 Pingus possesses an awesome smoky, blackberry, and cassis-scented nose intermixed with hints of espresso roast, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle new oak. Sensational concentration, a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood, and a blockbuster finish lasting nearly a minute result in one of the most profound wines ever made in Spain. It should age effortlessly for two decades or more.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Saturated purple-ruby. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, gunflint, chocolate, minerals, flowers and sexy nutty oak. Wonderfully lush, creamy and sweet, with extraordinary concentration of dark fruit, mineral and floral flavors. A wine with no corners, and hard to scrape off your palate. Broad on entry, then expands to a new dimension on the back half. Finishes with outstanding persistence and noble tannins that coat the incisors. The wine's oak component strikes this taster as particularly suave and harmonious.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2008 Pingus had just been bottled when I tasted it. Deep purple in color, it sports a splendid aromatic array of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, lavender, and black cherry. On the palate it exhibits outstanding volume, intense fruit, power combined with elegance, and a long, smooth finish. It is a complete, virtually seamless wine that might one day achieve perfection. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring and drink it from 2016 to 2033.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, mineral-driven aromas of black raspberry, bitter cherry, smoky minerals and potpourri, plus a sexy smoky note of cola. Sweet and powerful, with brilliant definition and intensity to the ripe dark berry and cherry flavors. Lush and creamy but energetic, with silky tannins giving shape to the expansive fruit. Highly concentrated but very young wine with a strong, sappy, penetrating finish that echoes the floral note. This is a weighty wine but there's no excess fat or thickness. Stash it away for at least another six years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Vintage conditions required a stricter selection for the flagship 2007 Pingus. The aromatics are more brooding but seriously multifaceted. Smoke, pencil lead, truffle, Asian spices, blackberry, and licorice notes are followed by a chewy, dense, rich, powerful wine with fully integrated oak, savory black fruits, ripe tannins, and a decade of aging potential. Drink it from 2020 to 2047, if not longer.


External Review
02/12/2011

Intensives Granatrot. In der Nase Frucht, Marmelade, Holz, Toffe und Schokolade. Am Gaumen aromatische Frucht, schön integrierte Tannine, kompottige Nuancen mit einem langen, intensiven Abgang.



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Having established Pingus as a new benchmark for greatness in Spanish wine, Peter Sisseck has embarked on a new quest: to produce a wine that captures the soul of Ribera del Duero. And he intends to do so by harnessing the passion of its growers who have for far too long lacked the tools, capital and vision to make wine that is truly “theirs.” It is a Utopian idea, born of Peter’s passionate belief in organic and biodynamic farming as well as his gratitude to the region for giving a young Danish winemaker the opportunity to make arguably Spain’s most coveted wine. Ψ PSI. And so he conceived Ψ PSI, named for the 23rd letter in the Greek alphabet. Ψ PSI emerged from a thought that had nagged at Peter Sisseck since he first arrived in Ribera del Duero in 1990. He always felt that the region’s old vineyards had enormous potential, but that the quality of local farming was poor. Growers are usually paid by the ton, not for quality, and so they have little incentive to cut yields. Due to the excessive use of chemicals, this is one of those regions where Claude Bourguignon’s description of vineyard soils having less microbial life than the Sahara Desert rings true.

Dietary Information: Organic


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