These wines are highly intense in colour and depth, cherry red in tone with purplish hues. It is broad, very clean, expressive and elegant on the nose, with a great fruit intensity cocooned in a subtle way and of great quality. It has a great structure and a good tannic presence in the mouth and is persistent, fresh and very pleasant to the palate. Floral hints in retronasal.
Bot 1 good Alion 04 slightly better. Bot 2 @ sentosa spa 060309. Choc finish young nose. Lively. 04/10 bit young drunk quite quickly after opening. can store for a bit more. 12/13 2 hours decant and drank over 6 - developed nicely into a lovely feminine and well balanced nose and follow through. still robust and good to keep.
had it with wallbridges delicious, long finish.
drank in PR - pikayo
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Bodegas Pintia is owned by Vega Sicilia. Pintia is located further west along the Duero River inside the warmer D.O. of Toro. The estate owns 96 hectares of land. The first vintage released was the 2001. As for the 2005 Pintia, it is 100% Tinta de Toro aged for one year in new French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers a complex perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied, ripe, layered wine with intense flavors, serious complexity, and exceptional length. It has enough structure to unfold for another 4-6 years and drink well through 2025.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07