2011 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero

Category: Spain SKU: 11644 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Bodegas Emilio Moro
Region: Ribera del Duero
Varietal: Tempranillo Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WA 92 IWC 91
Price: $18.99
Reg: $24.99
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2011 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine comes from a selection of our mid-aged vineyards representing our most important soil types, which is why the wine reflects a variety of aromatic nuances and taste sensations, with complex and harmonious notes due in part to its 12 months of aging in oak barrels. The combination of the origin of the oak and its level of toast is a direct consequence of the profound knowledge we have about our wines, choosing those barrels that in recent years have shown the ability to provide finesse, elegance and tenderness through its integration with the wine, the true protagonist of the ensemble.

Reviews

Wine Advocate 92 Points

The 2011 Emilio Moro is pure Tempranillo from different vineyards on different soils (clay, chalk and stone) fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and aged for one year in barrels, 50% French and 50% American. It’s dark, almost opaque, a little closed, displaying a serious, concentrated profile with aromas of plums, ripe black cherries and fine spices from the barrel. Somehow it has aromas that bring me back to the Riberas of yesteryear, notes of candied orange peel and good quality American oak. The palate is full-bodied with extremely fine tannins, big-sized but balanced and with acidity and stuffing to age magnificently in bottle. An impressive 600,000 bottles were produced, of which around 35% are exported. This is a very good value. Drink now-2019.-LG

International Wine Cellar 91 Points

Bright violet color.  Heady, smoke-accented aromas of black and blue fruits, allspice, vanilla and cola, with a suave floral nuance in the background.  Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering intense blueberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of spicecake.  The vanilla and smoke notes come back on the long, smooth, appealingly sweet finish, which is framed by gentle tannins.-JR