Robert Parker 94
94 points. The wine released in 2024 is the 2019 Pintia, from a very dry year when they did a softer vinification and used some 15% stainless steel for the elevage to keep the fruit and freshness. It fermented in stainless steel and oak vats with indigenous yeasts. It’s a powerful year; the wine has 15% alcohol and is round and full-bodied. It’s a heady and ripe Pintia. They had to be careful with the harvest date, and they harvested early and quite quickly. Even though the wine is ripe and heady, with notes of grenadine and small ripe berries, it’s also exotic and spicy, quite showy, lush and full-bodied, with 2019 tannins. It’s a more powerful wine that is going to require patience. They produced 224,724 bottles, 6,587 magnums and some smaller and larger sizes. It was bottled in May 2021.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2031
The 2019 Pintia originates from Toro, and only 15% was aged in large oak foudres to preserve the fruit, while the remaining portion underwent maturation in both French and American barrels, with 70% being new. Garnet in color. The ripe fruit nose reveals blackberry, dried flowers and minty hints accompanied by an oaky layer. Rich and intense on the palate, the firm Toro tannins from a warm and dry year contribute to the concentrated and flavorful lingering finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2036