Bodegas Vega Sicilia 2008 Pintia (Toro DO) Spain
Availability: Private wine shops like Everything Wine
Date Tasted: August 2nd, 2014
Tasting Notes: At 6 years of age, the Pintia is still quite youthful and requires a long decant for its savoury and fruity elements to come together in the glass. But boy, when they do, look out! Vega Sicilia's "affordable" wine is sourced from the Toro region of North-Western Spain and sees 12-15 months in French and American oak (usually a 70/30 split). This 100% Tempranillo wine yields a complex nose of espresso, minerals, red fruit, sweet tobacco, leather, toasted oak, dried grass and subtle spices.
The palate is packed with red fruit flavours which seem to float about the more subtle savoury backbone of dry herbs and anise spice. Though concentrated and loaded with tannins, the Pintia doesn't overwhelm your palate and feels refined and elegant in the mouth. More time will ensure further development and depth, lessening the grip of the tannins. Drink 2018-2024+
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca