2018 Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero, Spain
Elegant and subtle, a low production volume which has brought out the best essences of the grape. It’s a powerful, balanced wine with exceptional elegance. The aromas of Tempranillo have been refined through the ageing process and it has notes of wood in the background and the personality of the variety. In the palate, it is a reflection of the nose: strong and powerful with mellow and refined tannins.
Rated 91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I like the balance of the eponymous 2018 Emilio Moro, which achieved full-ripeness and development of aromas and flavors in a cooler vintage. Here, the wines are selected by vine age, and this comes from vines that are between 15 and 25 years of age. The oak is there but in synchrony with the fruit.
Rated 91 Points Decanter
Deep, dense colour. Aromas of smoky oak and roasted black cherries. In the mouth it’s supple with abundant ripe dark fruit on the palate. There’s a firm grain of tannin on the finish. Richness is lifted by a zest of acidity. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for six months in 50% French and 50% American oak. A promising result in a complicated vintage and a good introduction to the Emilio Moro style.