The Wine Advocate - Luis Gutiérrez - 29th Oct 2021 - 2020 Pingus • PSI - 92-94/100 - 2023-2026 - $30
The unbottled sample of the 2020 PSI feels young, juicy, very fruit-driven and clean. 2020 was an unusual vintage, first of all because of COVID-19, but it was a year with lots of light, plenty of flowers and a beautiful spring. They were able to harvest quite early and finished two days before the abundant rains (except in Soria, which is a different story) that started on the 20th of September. In Ribera, there will be two different harvests: the wines before the rain and those from after. So, this is very healthy, aromatic and floral, with a spark of freshness but also ripe and round. It's going to be a crowd-pleaser. It has a bright ruby color, with some 10% Garnacha. It somehow has less Tempranillo character. Volumes are similar to 2019, with around 350,000 bottles that they expect to bottle around June 2022.
Tim Atkin - Ribera del Duero 2022 - 15. Nov .21 - Dominio de Pingus Psi Cosecha 2020 - 93/100 - (14%) - 2024-30
"The bank was very happy," says Peter Sisseck of the higher yields of the 2020 vintage. "We'll
have to see how they age." Volumes of this négociant blend of Tinto Fino and 10% Garnacha
are now up to 320,000 bottles and it's one of the best yet. Savoury, herbal and subtly
reduced, with grippy tannins, racy underlying acidity, lots of bramble and red cherry fruit
and just a hint of oak. 2024-30