The 2010 Flor de Pingus is raised in 40% to 50% new French oak (Darnajou and Taransaud). It has a superb bouquet that is taut at first, but unfolds beautifully with very pure small dark cherries, cassis, orange blossom and a faint, attractive note of strawberry cheesecake. The palate is medium-bodied with sumptuous, plush tannins counterbalanced by the crisp thread of acidity. It has great clarity and tension with vibrant allspice and white pepper notes towards the finish that closes down a little, suggesting that it will need two or three years in bottle. Excellent. Drink 2015-2025. Dominio de Pingus is where Peter Sisseck, Danish ex-pat, works his magic. Having visited the cellars in May 2010 where I first tasted these wines and again in February 2011 with the importer, there is no doubting that these (along with the 2004s) are the greatest wines of Sisseck's career. Pingus is pricy (but no more expensive than a Bordeaux First Growth) while Flor de Pingus (as they say in boxing) is pound for pound one of the great values in winedom. These 2009s (all 100% Tempranillo) are barrel samples but since they will go into bottle without manipulation the consumer can have complete confidence in what is being purchased.