2008 Pintia from Spain’s most celebrated producer, Vega Sicilia, is a stonking little brother to the Unico. What a whooping value this wine is considering that the 2008 Unico scored only 1 more point and costs in excess of £200.00 per bottle!
95 Points - Neal Martin
The 2008 Pintia has a fragrant bouquet with scents of dark plum, mulberry and fresh cherry, the new oak neatly folded into the fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, silky smooth entry. The tannins here are very fine with dark cherries, a touch of sloe and spices that become more pronounced toward the focused finish. This is perhaps the most feminine 2008 so far – less sexy than the 2007 but still seductive.