Robert Parker 98
The unbottled 2020 Pingus shows another sunny year and displays some notes of black olives and Mediterranean herbs. It has the fine tannins that seem to be the flagship of these magic vineyards. The different components were blended (their experience is that the wine develops better if they do the blend early on), but I also tasted the separate components in barrel and in oak vat, and the blend felt better and more elegant than the wine exclusively from vat or from barrique. There are 28 barrels of this wine, and they expect to fill around 7,500 bottles in the summer of 2022.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2035