Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo

9.2766 ratings
9.1118 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Toasty, lush, virile and opulent. Manages to retain some acidity despite the hot vintage, but overall I found this far too young to enjoy thoroughly. The oak is rather dominant.

Toasty, lush, virile and opulent. Manages to retain some acidity despite the hot vintage, but overall I found this far too young to enjoy thoroughly. The oak is rather dominant.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2005 / rich with great balance

Vintage 2005 / rich with great balance

Jan 22nd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Had to get another bottle, it was better than 1st. Vega Sicilia started purchasing vineyards in Toro in 1997 but didn’t release Pintia until ‘01 after perfecting style. 100% Tinta de Toro, thick-skinned clone of Tempranillo, complex aromas of fruit & spice. Aged for 13 months in French & American oak. Intense aromas, notes of cedar & berry fruits. Palate intense fresh dark berry fruit flavors with oak notes, well balanced with acidity. Complex tannins, lingering, elegant fruit finesse with earthy tones. Fav

Had to get another bottle, it was better than 1st. Vega Sicilia started purchasing vineyards in Toro in 1997 but didn’t release Pintia until ‘01 after perfecting style. 100% Tinta de Toro, thick-skinned clone of Tempranillo, complex aromas of fruit & spice. Aged for 13 months in French & American oak. Intense aromas, notes of cedar & berry fruits. Palate intense fresh dark berry fruit flavors with oak notes, well balanced with acidity. Complex tannins, lingering, elegant fruit finesse with earthy tones. Fav

Dec 28th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Unbelievable ripe and dense. It will last 10 more years easily

Unbelievable ripe and dense. It will last 10 more years easily

Sep 22nd, 2018
Elizabeth Rice

The first bottle from our sons birth year. The second bottle will be consumed many years from now, when he is old enough to drink. Rich and dark fruits that we all feel will age perfectly. It's Tempranillo grapes that are ripened just to the point of too much making a wine that's rich but balanced and complex. Looking forward to the future.

The first bottle from our sons birth year. The second bottle will be consumed many years from now, when he is old enough to drink. Rich and dark fruits that we all feel will age perfectly. It's Tempranillo grapes that are ripened just to the point of too much making a wine that's rich but balanced and complex. Looking forward to the future.

Jan 1st, 2018
Aaron Means

Dark red cherries, tobacco. A little extracted and rough on the palate. Alcohol spikes make this a small chore to get down.

Dark red cherries, tobacco. A little extracted and rough on the palate. Alcohol spikes make this a small chore to get down.

Nov 5th, 2017
Elizabeth Rice

What a wine! I mean really...what a wine. Stunning complexity and rich fruits and mocha which was a perfect pair with our Brazilian Churrascaria birthday dinner. Now we have a meat hang over!

What a wine! I mean really...what a wine. Stunning complexity and rich fruits and mocha which was a perfect pair with our Brazilian Churrascaria birthday dinner. Now we have a meat hang over!

Sep 11th, 2017
Mario Martínez Colino

Equilibrado. Excelente. Un gran vino

Equilibrado. Excelente. Un gran vino

3 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Modern style with dark fruit and a ripe toasty finish. If you like Cali Cabernet you'll like this.

Modern style with dark fruit and a ripe toasty finish. If you like Cali Cabernet you'll like this.

2 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.6

Sweet fruits, hints of sun-dried red grapes, dark chocolate, vanilla and toasty oak additions, finishing with a sage and pan-fried herbacious twist.

Sweet fruits, hints of sun-dried red grapes, dark chocolate, vanilla and toasty oak additions, finishing with a sage and pan-fried herbacious twist.

2 people found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014