Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Muestra Toro Tempranillo

9.2203 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Toro, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Back at Palma Real Reserve and another Pintia (‘10 this time). Better than the ‘12 last year, exotic nose leading a rich and full-bodied beast. Black cherry and Asian spice, smooth and loaded with fine tannins. Would score higher but started to fall apart somewhat after an hour - i’d PnP this if I owned it. But could be a storage issue...

Back at Palma Real Reserve and another Pintia (‘10 this time). Better than the ‘12 last year, exotic nose leading a rich and full-bodied beast. Black cherry and Asian spice, smooth and loaded with fine tannins. Would score higher but started to fall apart somewhat after an hour - i’d PnP this if I owned it. But could be a storage issue...

Jan 5th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and full body, dense mouthfeel, Silky tannins, black plum, red currant, hints of earth.

Rich and full body, dense mouthfeel, Silky tannins, black plum, red currant, hints of earth.

Dec 16th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Vega Sicilia started purchasing vineyards in Toro in 1997 but didn’t release Pintia until ‘01 after perfecting their style. 100% Tinta de Toro, thick-skinned clone of Tempranillo, beautiful color, complex aromas of fruit & spice. Aged for 13 months in French & American oak. Intense aromas, notes of cedar & berry fruits. On the palate intense fresh dark berry fruit flavors with oak notes, well balanced with acidity. Complex tannins, lingering finish ending with elegant fruit finesse & touch of earthy tones.

Vega Sicilia started purchasing vineyards in Toro in 1997 but didn’t release Pintia until ‘01 after perfecting their style. 100% Tinta de Toro, thick-skinned clone of Tempranillo, beautiful color, complex aromas of fruit & spice. Aged for 13 months in French & American oak. Intense aromas, notes of cedar & berry fruits. On the palate intense fresh dark berry fruit flavors with oak notes, well balanced with acidity. Complex tannins, lingering finish ending with elegant fruit finesse & touch of earthy tones.

Dec 5th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

WOTN 🙌👏👏🙌
Thank you Kirk for sharing this gorgeous bottle with us. Unico’s little brother!!
@Kirk Alexander

WOTN 🙌👏👏🙌
Thank you Kirk for sharing this gorgeous bottle with us. Unico’s little brother!!
@Kirk Alexander

Aug 25th, 2018
Paco Suro

Full. Black fruit. Well structured. Terrific with a meat. Toro is adjacent to Ribera del Duero. Think what Sonoma is to Napa. A great value from the Vega Sicilia house.

Full. Black fruit. Well structured. Terrific with a meat. Toro is adjacent to Ribera del Duero. Think what Sonoma is to Napa. A great value from the Vega Sicilia house.

May 17th, 2018
Doug Kahn

Lovely

Lovely

Feb 19th, 2018
Eric Guido

A dark beast of a wine, the 2012 Pintia displayed notes of fig, plum, and balsamico, followed by brown spices, black earth and minerals. A wine of contrasts on the palate, as intense dark fruits saturated the senses before zesty acidity created an almost mouthwatering experience, yet a layer of fine tannin quickly firmed up the experience. It finished long of dark tary black fruits and spice.

A dark beast of a wine, the 2012 Pintia displayed notes of fig, plum, and balsamico, followed by brown spices, black earth and minerals. A wine of contrasts on the palate, as intense dark fruits saturated the senses before zesty acidity created an almost mouthwatering experience, yet a layer of fine tannin quickly firmed up the experience. It finished long of dark tary black fruits and spice.

May 22nd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Plum, blackberry, rich but refined with very full grain and ripe tannin that meshes well with the full, but not overblown Toro style of wine. I had this from a 3L a few days before and it was much more open and naturally in a better place being open and decanted naturally as this was near the end of the 3L.
Top 3 producer for me in the region.
American, French and Hungarian oak, 70-30 or 60-40 French to American, Hungarian <1%. 200k bottles of production.
#vegasicilia #pintia #tintadetoro #toro

Plum, blackberry, rich but refined with very full grain and ripe tannin that meshes well with the full, but not overblown Toro style of wine. I had this from a 3L a few days before and it was much more open and naturally in a better place being open and decanted naturally as this was near the end of the 3L.
Top 3 producer for me in the region.
American, French and Hungarian oak, 70-30 or 60-40 French to American, Hungarian <1%. 200k bottles of production.
#vegasicilia #pintia #tintadetoro #toro

Dec 31st, 2015
Rodolphe Péters

Winemaker Champagne Pierre Péters

8.9

Good but not so well integrated tannins

Good but not so well integrated tannins

Nov 2nd, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Intense at first in the nose with muddled cherry and blackberry in liquor, this wine is in control with perfectly integrated oak and fine silky tannin. I expect much more of a beast in the glass but this is beautiful and classy. The fruit on the palate has mellowed out and adds spice and grilled herbs. #toro #tintadetoro aka #tempranillo #vegasicilia

Intense at first in the nose with muddled cherry and blackberry in liquor, this wine is in control with perfectly integrated oak and fine silky tannin. I expect much more of a beast in the glass but this is beautiful and classy. The fruit on the palate has mellowed out and adds spice and grilled herbs. #toro #tintadetoro aka #tempranillo #vegasicilia

Sep 13th, 2015