Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2016
This Ribera del Duero is elaborated with 100% Tinto Fino aged 25 years. It is a full bodied wine with rich ripe fruit aromas and toasted note. A very well balanced wine, powerful and smooth.
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
Wine EnthusiastMildly gritty blackberry and cassis aromas are lightly charred and a touch fiery. A fully saturated palate is at max weight, while this tastes primarily of blackberry and chocolaty oak. Considering that this is Moro's basic RDD, with some 70,000 cases bottled, it's exemplary. Drink through 2025.
Wine AdvocateI also tasted the 2016 Emilio Moro, from a cooler year with higher yields. For this label, they select grapes from vines ranging between 15 and 25 years of age, as the range here is (mostly) defined by vine age. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French and American oak barrels for one year before bottling. I found it fresher than the 2015, and it kept its juicy and fruit-driven profile. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins. It would be phenomenal with a little more acidity.
Wine SpectatorCinnamon and sassafras notes frame cherry and pomegranate flavors in this spicy red. Light tannins and tangerine acidity keep this focused. Juicy and fresh. Drink now through 2024.