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2014 Bodegas Emilio Moro Malleolus

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June 2, 2024 - $42



93The Wine Advocate

...very seems to combine power with good freshness...generously oaked and hedonistic, lush and ripe, nicely balance...

92Vinous / IWC

Perfumed black and blue fruit and licorice aromas and a hint of pipe tobacco all show very good definition and pick up a smoky note with air. Smooth, appealingly sweet and sappy, offering concentrated blackberry, cherry and spicecake flavors lifted by a spine of tangy acidity. Velvety, slow-building tannins add shape and subtle grip to the finish, which hangs on with strong, spice-driven tenacity.


Bodegas Emilio Moro

Bodegas Emilio Moro, in Penafiel, in the Pesquera del Duero region of Spain, is owned and operated by Emilio Moro and his family. Though Moro’s ancestors had been making wine in the region for more than a century and also growing grapes for other estates, Moro started his own commercial enterprise in 1987. The 260 acres of vineyards are planted entirely to Tempranillo. There are several bottlings and the three Malleolus bottlings, in particular, are highly praised by wine writers.


Spain, Castilla-Leon, Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero is, in the words of wine writer Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, “the modern red wine miracle of northern Spain.” In 2012 Wine Enthusiast magazine named it the international wine region of the year. The appellation is a high, rocky plateau in north/central Spain that follows the Duero River for 60 miles before the river passes into Portugal, where it becomes the famous Douro River, then flows into the Atlantic Ocean. There are more than 60,000 vineyard acres in the appellation and only red wines are produced under appellations regulations. Low rainfall, hot days, many hours of sunlight and harsh winters produce grapes of great depth and flavor. Ribera de Duero’s reputation owes much to Vega Sicilia, a 150-year old estate known both for its excellent traditional red wines and its willingness to innovate with the times. Tempranillo, known locally as Tinto Fino, is the dominant red grape in the appellation, and it is often blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec or Merlot. The highly acclaimed Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez, world famous for its Tinto Pesquera, is also in Ribera del Duero. The appellation status was awarded in 1982.