The 1998 Pingus has evolved an intriguing, almost animally bouquet with touches of leather, espresso, melted tar and dark chocolate. Interestingly, it seems more mature when compared to the 1995. There is a sweet, sappy entry on the palate with an almost vitamin-like purity. However, there is a sense of monotony towards the finish, like a violinist refusing to move his fingers down the frets. It is pleasurable, but it does not really go anywhere, rending the finish a little static. Drink now-2018+.
Maturing now, this shows a brick-red color and aromas of dried fruit, tobacco and forest floor. A supple wine, with pretty berry flavors, accented with vanilla and spice.â€”Non-blind Pingus vertical (January 2012). Drink now. â€“TM