The 2013 Flor de Pingus is a mosaic of different vineyards in the village of La Horra in Burgos, totaling some 35 hectares. As all these are estate vineyards, they were much better controlled than those used for PSI, and the wines shows it in a challenging vintage like this one. It has a slightly different profile from your avarage Ribera, with better freshness. The wine had only been in bottle for around one month, and the wine is open and rxpressive. There are some roasted aromas, black cherries, blackberries and plenty of spices with hints of smoke. It’s also a lighter version of Flor and whether this will be as long-lived as other vintages. It’s still a question mark, as the extra acidity might give it a longer life than expected. in any case, give it some time in bottle to finish integrating the oak and drink over the next four-five years.
Robert Parker 92 point.