A deep shade of red with just a hint of purple lets one know this is going to be a serious wine. The nose offers up meaty aromas among the sweet, fragrant, dark fruit notes. The palate is deep and velvety with just a hint of oak adding some spice to the rich, chunky fruit, balanced by a very well judged structure. Opening up and becoming more harmonious in the glass as it aerates. Delicious to drink now, but will improve in the cellar for a decade or more.
(Chris Pollington, Cellar Plan Advisor)Bodegas Pintia
Pintia 2006 has a striking rich cherry red colour. Powerful tannic, black fruit with a hint of violet and smoke, leads to rich cassis and blackcurrant on the palate with a slightly spicy edge. A lingering and complex finish. 15.5% alc! but you'd never know it. Careful husbandry of the fruit ensures that an ethereal freshness is maintained. Pintia is Vega Sicilia's baby. The first vintage was 2001. All the wines so far have shown the wonderful combination of tannin, power and elegant freshness. How long will it last?, no one knows. The '01 is still not taking any prisoners, so don't hold your breath!
(Ben Upjohn, Fine Wine Sales Advisor)Bodegas Pintia
The purple-colored 2006 Pintia offers up a complex bouquet of wood smoke, forest floor, mushroom, incense, and blackberry. On the palate it is still tightly wound but well-balanced. There is plenty of savory, spicy black fruit, moderate tannin, and good depth. It should be at its best from 2013 to 2025. It is not at the level of the 2004 and 2005 vintages but it is still a strong effort.
(Jay Miller - Wine Advocate - Jun-2009)