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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2006
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2006
(search item no. 101960)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $25.99

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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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:

#99Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

The 2006 Emilio Moro was aged in French and American oak for 12 months. It has a superb bouquet of smoke, roasted herbs, scorched earth, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, it has tons of fruit, plenty of spice box notes, a firm structure, and 2-3 years of aging potential. This lengthy effort should provide pleasure through 2026.

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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.