Made from 5 to 15 year old vines, this entry-level Ribera from Emilio Moro sees around 4 months in oak, giving it a more youthful presentation of red and black fruit aromas and flavors. A great choice, year after year, and the 2012 is proving to be among the better vintages for this wonderful wine.
Deep, garnet red with a violet rim. A very expressive nose with great quality aromas and a frankness that underlines the predominance of the raw material, with touches of mulberry, blueberry and liquorice. On the palette it is sweet and well-balanced, with tasty and mature tannins.
91 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Vivid purple. Ripe boysenberry and blueberry aromas and an undercurrent of mocha on the nose, with candied licorice and vanilla qualities coming up with air. Lush, weighty and round, showing good thrust to its dark berry liqueur and cocoa flavors. Finishes creamy, round and long, with soft tannins and building notes of plum and dark chocolate.