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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2005
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2005
(search item no. 94625)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Emilio Moro is purple-colored with a complex bouquet of wood smoke, toast, crushed stone, and blackberry. Supple, ripe, and forward, this tasty wine will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now through 2015."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
92 Points

"Deep red. Seductive cherry and mocha aromas are complicated by vanilla, anise and fresh rose. Fat and deep in dark fruit flavors, with gentle tannins and a bitter chocolate quality. Tightens up on the finish, which is impressively delineated, long and gripping. Air this out or age it."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
90 Points

My Notes:

About Emilio Moro:

The winery is family-run and has links with the wine world going back three generations. It is located in Ribera del Duero, a land of dry summers and long, hard winters.

Emilio Moro, the founder of Bodegas Emilio Moro, was born in Pesquera de Duero, a wine area of time-honored traditions, where some of the flagship wines of the Ribera del Duero appellation are now produced. It was in this year that the winery's first vineyard, Finca Resalso, was planted.

One advantage that the Bodegas Emilio Moro winery has in its vineyards is that some of them have belonged to the family for many years and ahve the purest clone of the indigenous Tempranillo varietal, known in Spain as "Tinto Fino." This clone has been used to graft all the vine plants of the winery's vineyards, which have gradually grown in surface over time.