Malleolus 2006 by Bodegas Emilio Moro (WN-85-06)

Region: Riberia del Duero - Rating: 93 '...elegant wine with superior depth...'

Price: $82.60
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Malleolus 2006 by Bodegas Emilio Moro
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Description

  • Full bodied red wine
  • Aged 18 months in French oak
  • Made with 100% Tinta del Pais grapes
  • Gentle spice with very little tannins

93 points - Wine Advocate
"The purple-colored 2006 Malleolus was aged for 18 months in French oak. It delivers a complex perfume of cedar, spice box, incense, mineral, and blackberry. This leads to an elegant wine with superior depth and intensity. Layered with tons of savory fruit and well concealed ripe tannin, it will evolve for another 6-8 years and provide optimum drinking from 2016 to 2031."
Score: 93. —Jay Miller, June 2009.

Wine Spectator
"Fresh and vibrant, this red delivers spicy cherry pie flavors, with smoky and light herbal notes that add complexity. The tannins are well-integrated, and the finish is vibrant. Drink now through 2015."
Score: 90. —Thomas Matthews, November 15, 2009.

COMPOSITION: 100% Tinta del Pais

TASTING NOTES:
In Latin, "Malleolus" means vine, in Spanish Malleolus means Majuelo, which is a word used specifically in Ribera Del Duero for vineyard. The grapes used in Malleolus are chosen from vines that are 26 to 76 yrs old. The wine was aged for 18 months in French Allier oak.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
The Moro family has been making wine in Ribera del Duero for more 120 years. The family owns 173 acres of vineyards in several parcels within Pesquera de Duero. They are located at 1,950 ft in elevation on the banks of the Duero River. The vineyards used for Emilio Moro wines are 10-25 years old. On the other hand, the vineyards used for Malleolus are 25-75 years old. The oldest vines, over 80 years old, are in Malleolus de Valderramiro wine.

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